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Date: 10/16/20 11:58
UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: gcm

Oct 78
A few shots showing some of the crowd who rode this excellent Denver-Laramie roundtrip.
Very scenic areas were picked for runbys.
In picture 3, I think just myself and a couple others noticed the UP freight in the background (a lead UP unit with three SP behind).

Gary



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Date: 10/16/20 11:58
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: gcm

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Date: 10/16/20 12:09
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: Bob3985

Photo 1. West of the Hermosa crosovers westbound.
Photos 2&3 Just east of Dale Junction westbound with 1&2 track in the background
Photo 4. Between Forelle and Colores on #2 track eastbound.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



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Date: 10/16/20 16:30
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: MojaveBill

Nice not to have a "helper."

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 10/16/20 21:28
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: UP951West

Gary, I sure enjoyed your slides from the UP 8444 Excusrion over Sherman Hill  ! Thanks for sharing. 
Bob K., thanks for pointing out the locations of the photo runbys. 
My first UP steam excursion was the previous year : Oct 1, 1977. The consist was about the same. It brought back great memories.
I caught a chronic case of  steam fever on that 1977 excursion. I really miss those UP steam excursions over Sherman Hill . The UP steam crew put on the greatest steam train show on earth and I will always be grateful to them for their extra efforts. I also appreciate the RR clubs that sponsored the trips on Sherman Hill and elsewhere. --Kelly



Date: 10/16/20 23:59
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: krm152

Your excellent photos capture the very essence of excursion runbys.
Thanks for posting photos taken from a perspective most try to avoid.
ALLEN



Date: 10/17/20 05:51
UP 844 in the Snow April 2010
Author: cozephyr

My thanks to the steam crew who have kept Union Pacific's 844 running all these years.  2 April 2010 was a special day when UP 844 East climbed Archer Hill east of Cheyenne, WY, in the wind blown snow.




Date: 10/17/20 07:00
Re: UP 8444 and the onboard crowd
Author: gcm

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Photo 1. West of the Hermosa crosovers westbound.
> Photos 2&3 Just east of Dale Junction westbound
> with 1&2 track in the background
> Photo 4. Between Forelle and Colores on #2 track
> eastbound.

Thanks for the photo locations.
Gary



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