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Date: 05/16/18 09:23
WAG Wednesday: Mile High Challenger
Author: santafe199

It’s getting late in the game for fans of Uncle Pete’s water heaters, both large & small! In 1955 Bill Gibson was in Denver and shot a long deadline of Union Pacific steam. I’m sure he was much happier shooting a live Challenger ready for another day’s work. Here’s a depressing shot from the UP steam morgue plus a much more cheery live roster shot. Both from the camera of our esteamed WAG Sr…

1. UP steam deadline in Denver, CO.

2. UP 4-6-6-4 3959 is ready to roll in the Mile High City. Photo date both images: August 21, 1955.
Two photos by William A. Gibson (WAG) Sr.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Art Gibson (wag216)






Date: 05/16/18 09:46
Re: WAG Wednesday: Mile High Challenger
Author: santafe199

Hey gang: As I was doing my routine filing away of this latest WAG Wednesday I ran across a previous thread with this same UP 3959 in a fantastic photo. She was on the point of a train leaving Denver the next day. It's quite a remarkable shot, well worth a second look! Here's a link:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3832973,3832973#msg-3832973

Lance



Date: 05/16/18 10:04
Re: WAG Wednesday: Mile High Challenger
Author: gcm

Excellent photos from Mr.Gibson (including the one from a few years ago).
Gary



Date: 05/16/18 12:00
Re: WAG Wednesday: Mile High Challenger
Author: refarkas

Amazing quality!
Bob



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