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Date: 01/20/22 22:35
844 and 3985 at Spring Garden, CA 1991
Author: ssloansjca

On Monday, May 13, 1991, Union Pacific (UP) 844 and 3985 are leading UP 9441 and passenger cars on the eastbound return trip after Railfair 1991. They are at Spring Garden, East of Quincy, CA and are headed towards Portola, CA.
Union Pacific 844 is a 4-8-4 steam locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Built in 1944, it was the last steam locomotive delivered to Union Pacific and is the only steam locomotive never retired by a North American Class I railroad. Union Pacific 844 was one of 10 locomotives that were ordered by Union Pacific in 1944 and were designated as class FEF-3. It was built by ALCo, Serial Number 72791.
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Steve Sloan
San José, CA

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Date: 01/21/22 07:21
Re: 844 and 3985 at Spring Garden, CA 1991
Author: Bob3985

Great photo Steve. I was on 3985 that trip.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/21/22 17:52
Re: 844 and 3985 at Spring Garden, CA 1991
Author: wpjones

And I was following behind you Bob for two days.
Steve

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Great photo Steve. I was on 3985 that trip.



Date: 01/22/22 10:16
Re: 844 and 3985 at Spring Garden, CA 1991
Author: Zephyr

I was on that trip as well.  Unfortunately, it was a dreary rainy day, but we still had loads of fun riding behind the two steam engines.  I'll have to scan my prints of that trip and post them someday.

Pete
Oxnard, California



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