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Date: 01/15/23 05:03
UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: gcm

Oct 83
Plenty of steam on this foggy runby during the excellent Speer-Laramie excursion (diesels to Denver).

Gary

 




Date: 01/15/23 07:06
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: dougd

Thanks for posting such a great picture, which will probably never be repeated



Date: 01/15/23 09:00
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: refarkas

An artistic gem.
Bob



Date: 01/15/23 09:08
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: flyingfred

I was there.

-Fred-



Date: 01/15/23 13:17
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: Copy19

 Me too.

JB - Omaha



Date: 01/15/23 13:22
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: WrongWayMurphy

That's great!  I love photos of others making photos.



Date: 01/15/23 15:30
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: bankshotone

Meanwhile in Silvis, they are hard at work disassembling the locomotive. Current reports state they expect the restoration to take up to 3 years.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/23 11:15 by bankshotone.



Date: 01/15/23 15:34
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: krm152

Your photo shows the "inside" perspective of a runby.
Thanks for the interesting posting.
ALLEN 



Date: 01/15/23 15:35
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice pic of 3985 there, can't wait to see her come back in a few years!



Date: 01/15/23 16:24
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: HotWater

bankshotone Wrote:
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> Meanwhile in Silvis, they are hard at work
> disassembling the locomotive. Currents reports
> dtate they expect the restoration to take up to 3
> years.

Can't wait to learn what they find "wrong" with the firebox on 3985, after all the lies from the current manager in Cheyenne.



Date: 01/16/23 05:45
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: needles_sub

HotWater Wrote:
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> bankshotone Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Meanwhile in Silvis, they are hard at work
> > disassembling the locomotive. Currents reports
> > dtate they expect the restoration to take up to
> 3
> > years.
>
> Can't wait to learn what they find "wrong" with
> the firebox on 3985, after all the lies from the
> current manager in Cheyenne.

They were given a large of the collection. I doubt they are going to do anythig to tranish the the UP's generosity.

Posted from Android



Date: 01/16/23 17:22
I was there, too...a year later.
Author: Alco251

What a trip that was!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/23 17:23 by Alco251.




Date: 01/17/23 03:32
Re: I was there, too...a year later.
Author: coach

How did they do these trips back then without an extra water tender?  Did UP still have water spouts in some spots?



Date: 01/17/23 05:48
Re: I was there, too...a year later.
Author: HotWater

coach Wrote:
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> How did they do these trips back then without an
> extra water tender?  Did UP still have water
> spouts in some spots?

The trips with 3985 only operated between Cheyenne and Laramie, i.e. over Sherman Hill and return. They took fuel and water while in Laramie.



Date: 01/17/23 18:16
Re: I was there, too...a year later.
Author: DRGWMark

coach Wrote:
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> How did they do these trips back then without an
> extra water tender?  Did UP still have water
> spouts in some spots?

That's nothing. They managed to get 8444 and 3985 all the way to Sacramento and back in 1981 without any extra water tenders. While traveling on Southern Pacific west of Ogden, two SP diesels were cut in behind the steam engines so they could "drift" between water stops if need be.



Date: 01/18/23 16:14
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: ProAmtrak

HotWater Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> bankshotone Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Meanwhile in Silvis, they are hard at work
> > disassembling the locomotive. Currents reports
> > dtate they expect the restoration to take up to
> 3
> > years.
>
> Can't wait to learn what they find "wrong" with
> the firebox on 3985, after all the lies from the
> current manager in Cheyenne.

Not just him Jack, had an argument on Facebook with a guy named Jesse Pitt who claimed the firebox is rusted and full of holes because Steve Lee ran her hard, I didn't buy that and he said he has pics to prove which I didn't buy either, turned out he's a jerk too!

Posted from Android



Date: 01/18/23 17:20
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: mdogg

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > bankshotone Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Meanwhile in Silvis, they are hard at work
> > > disassembling the locomotive. Currents
> reports
> > > dtate they expect the restoration to take up
> to
> > 3
> > > years.
> >
> > Can't wait to learn what they find "wrong" with
> > the firebox on 3985, after all the lies from
> the
> > current manager in Cheyenne.
>
> Not just him Jack, had an argument on Facebook
> with a guy named Jesse Pitt who claimed the
> firebox is rusted and full of holes because Steve
> Lee ran her hard, I didn't buy that and he said he
> has pics to prove which I didn't buy either,
> turned out he's a jerk too!
>
> Posted from Android

I've seen that garbage too. All talk, zero proof.



Date: 01/20/23 15:00
Re: UP 3985 runby in Wyoming
Author: ns1000

gcm Wrote:
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> Oct 83
> Plenty of steam on this foggy runby during the
> excellent Speer-Laramie excursion (diesels to
> Denver).
>
> Gary

Great pic!!



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