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Date: 07/16/08 21:47
3985 in SLC
Author: Ardenwood

1. The first time I saw UP3985 was inside a fence near the Cheyenne depot.
In 1982 I saw it alive for the first time in Salt Lake City while the city fire
engine was filling the tender.

2. I am still getting used to the camera and I apologize for the poor quality.
The Challenger, without those yellow tenders, made a trip to the next town
toward Provo, starting several brush fires. A seasoned railfan said, "In the
olden days these fires did not happen because frequent steam travels burned
everything near the tracks that burned.."

3. UP3985 near the Salt Lake depot.








Date: 07/16/08 22:42
Re: 3985 in SLC
Author: davew833

Great pics! Salt Lake City in 1982 was the first time I saw #3985, too-- I lived (and still live) just a few blocks from where your photos were taken.



Date: 07/17/08 20:15
Re: 3985 in SLC
Author: Bob3985

Thanks for the great pictures. It is photos like these that make me feel it was all worth it working to restore 3985 back to service and the trip to Sacramento was my reward in 1981. It has been a joy to have been a part of its life through out the years.
Bob Krieger
Retired UP Engineer
Cheyenne

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/17/08 20:46
Re: 3985 in SLC
Author: HUSKERHERB

Bob3985 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Thanks for the great pictures. It is photos like
> these that make me feel it was all worth it
> working to restore 3985 back to service and the
> trip to Sacramento was my reward in 1981. It has
> been a joy to have been a part of its life through
> out the years.
> Bob Krieger
> Retired UP Engineer
> Cheyenne

One more for you Bob on Saturday's Point of the Mountain southbound photo runby during the Steam Show '82 excursion.




Date: 07/18/08 00:22
Re: 3985 in SLC
Author: Ardenwood

It is I who should thank. Thank you, Bob Krieger, for taking care of and running that great
engine. Hope you are enjoying your well earned retirement.



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