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Date: 01/11/19 05:16
OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: valmont

This installment of OTD will be 6 photos ... I took them on Jan. 11, 1969 @ Cheyenne ... I believe this was the National Western Stock Show train that runs between Cheyenne and Denver.








Date: 01/11/19 05:17
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: valmont

and three more








Date: 01/11/19 06:15
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: dan

love  em



Date: 01/11/19 06:25
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: gcm

Great shots at Cheyenne.
In picture 4 there are a couple buildings on the left I never saw. 
I guess after Amtrak began they were torn down.
Gary



Date: 01/11/19 06:43
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: Bob3985

gcm Wrote:
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> Great shots at Cheyenne.
> In picture 4 there are a couple buildings on the
> left I never saw. 
> I guess after Amtrak began they were torn down.
> Gary

Gary,
The longer white building was the old freight house. And there were two freight house tracks to the west of it. Those are where you see the boxcars parked.
I am not sure of the exact date but that building was gone when I came here in 1976. Now in 76 the fuel risers and umbrella sheds were still there on the mainlines. Where the freight house stood was where the 3985 sat on display having been moved there a few years before. These are great depictions of the older UP specials using 8444.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 01/11/19 08:11
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: santafe199

Nice 'behind the scenes' look, something we don't often see when steam is running...

Lance



Date: 01/11/19 08:28
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: BuddPullman

All great images!  Thank you.



Date: 01/11/19 09:11
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: 3rdswitch

Amazing that they were able to couple up to the tender with people on top and hoses attached. Today, no way.
JB



Date: 01/11/19 09:30
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: HotWater

3rdswitch Wrote:
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> Amazing that they were able to couple up to the
> tender with people on top and hoses attached.
> Today, no way.
> JB

How do you know that there were people on top of the tender when the actual joint was made?



Date: 01/11/19 13:39
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: stevelv

HotWater Wrote:
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> 3rdswitch Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Amazing that they were able to couple up to the
> > tender with people on top and hoses attached.
> > Today, no way.
> > JB
>
> How do you know that there were people on top of
> the tender when the actual joint was made?

Don't think they just would have left the hose up there by itself.  There are people on top in photo 3.



Date: 01/11/19 13:44
Re: OTD: Getting UP #8444 ready to roll, 6 pics ('69)
Author: HotWater

stevelv Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 3rdswitch Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Amazing that they were able to couple up to
> the
> > > tender with people on top and hoses attached.
> > > Today, no way.
> > > JB
> >
> > How do you know that there were people on top
> of
> > the tender when the actual joint was made?
>
> Don't think they just would have left the hose up
> there by itself. 

Why not? It's only water.

There are people on top in
> photo 3.

Yes, but that could possibly be after the joint was completed.



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