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Date: 05/30/23 21:57
UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: RailRat

Here's links to the rest of my almost award winning (hee-hee) footage from the next day 5/30/1993 Sunday.
From Shoshone to Reverse Grade Idaho.
Links are in order of events.

Many have comments from Bob 3985 Kreger too!

Lots of 3985 whistle on first one as 3985 arrives at Shoshone from Pocatello!

Many folks in the crowd who grew up hearing steam whistles really appreciated this day!

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4285372,4285372#4285372

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4285983,4285983#4285983

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4285985,4285985#4285985

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4289496,4289496#4289496

These are the last videos I ever took of 3985 in my lifetime.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/23 22:26 by RailRat.



Date: 05/31/23 06:37
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: dougd

Did that whistle end up  on 4014?  



Date: 05/31/23 06:39
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: dougd

Thanks for reposting these  Great work!



Date: 05/31/23 12:15
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: MJV1988

dougd Wrote:
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> Did that whistle end up  on 4014?  


No. As far as I know, 3985's whistle is from 4004. I'm not sure if it ever had a different whistle on it other than Steve Lee's IC whistle between 1981-2010?

Posted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/23 12:16 by MJV1988.



Date: 05/31/23 15:20
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: bankshotone

MJV1988 Wrote:
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> dougd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did that whistle end up  on 4014?  
>
>
> No. As far as I know, 3985's whistle is from 4004.
> I'm not sure if it ever had a different whistle on
> it other than Steve Lee's IC whistle between
> 1981-2010?
>
> Posted from Android

I hope the whistle went with 3985, I asked the folks at silvis about that last November and they said it "should" have come with one. It wasn't on the locomotive when it was delivered is all I can say for sure...



Date: 06/01/23 06:51
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: MJV1988

bankshotone Wrote:
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> MJV1988 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > dougd Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Did that whistle end up  on 4014?  
> >
> >
> > No. As far as I know, 3985's whistle is from
> 4004.
> > I'm not sure if it ever had a different whistle
> on
> > it other than Steve Lee's IC whistle between
> > 1981-2010?
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> I hope the whistle went with 3985, I asked the
> folks at silvis about that last November and they
> said it "should" have come with one. It wasn't on
> the locomotive when it was delivered is all I can
> say for sure...

Ed said in a FB post last November that supposedly it was going with. I asked him if that (whistle), the double dynamos and numberboards were going back with it. Who knows? Hopefully they tune it because ever since 2000's it sounded hoarse. Last time it was used was on 844 in 2011 for North Platte railroad days.



Date: 06/01/23 06:58
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: bankshotone

MJV1988 Wrote:
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> Ed said in a FB post last November that supposedly
> it was going with. I asked him if that (whistle),
> the double dynamos and numberboards were going
> back with it. Who knows? Hopefully they tune it
> because ever since 2000's it sounded hoarse. Last
> time it was used was on 844 in 2011 for North
> Platte railroad days.

I dont know about the dynamos but the number boards went on 4014. Personally I prefer the sound of 3985s whistle, it is blown with lower pressure so it will sound a little different anyways. In my opinion it has been the voice of 3985 since it's 1980 rebuild and makes it unique to the locomotive.



Date: 06/01/23 19:50
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: ProAmtrak

Way to go Rat, I'm surprised these videos I never downloaded when they 1ST came out, now I got 'em stashed on my computer, way to go man!



Date: 06/01/23 22:10
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: RailRat

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Way to go Rat, I'm surprised these videos I never
> downloaded when they 1ST came out, now I got 'em
> stashed on my computer, way to go man!

Thank you Pro, I really appreciate that!

It seems we are on the track😀
You might want to check out my YouTube channel named "RailBrat"
Why not RailRat? Because that name on YouTube is kind of Established already with some kind of skateboard thing?

I'm very slowly adding My UP Steam videos there as time permits.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/23 22:18 by RailRat.



Date: 06/03/23 17:07
Re: UP 3985 Oregon Trail Special 30 Years Ago Today Pt 2
Author: ProAmtrak

RailRat Wrote:
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> ProAmtrak Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Way to go Rat, I'm surprised these videos I
> never
> > downloaded when they 1ST came out, now I got
> 'em
> > stashed on my computer, way to go man!
>
> Thank you Pro, I really appreciate that!
>
> It seems we are on the track😀
> You might want to check out my YouTube channel
> named "RailBrat"
> Why not RailRat? Because that name on YouTube is
> kind of Established already with some kind of
> skateboard thing?
>
> I'm very slowly adding My UP Steam videos there as
> time permits.

I will do that, only saw her twice, and I still wish I saw her back in 94!



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