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Date: 01/15/22 22:13
After LAUPT50
Author: Ardenwood

It was May 8,1989, place is Blue Cut Helocopter was making noise.

Date: 01/15/22 22:42
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: Ardenwood

 In a second the smoke from UP844 (or was it 8444 then?) is going to hide SP4449.

Date: 01/15/22 22:57
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: Cumberland

Fantastic, photojournalistic image! The trains look like they are racing, with heavy surveillance.

I can't begin to decide on what could be the best title, if you asked me to.


Date: 01/16/22 05:37
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: CNW8531

Nice catch and great shot!

Date: 01/16/22 05:52
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: Bob3985

Actually it was not a race as we were in contact with each other and ran side by side each taking turns at leading until 4449 had a problem and had to stop.
It was fun and sure put on a show for the fans.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY

Date: 01/16/22 06:37
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: atsf121

Remember seeing news about it in one of the rail magazines, sure wish I could have seen it in person. Too bad we can’t do an SP, UP, and ATSF 4-8-4 “race” up Cajon.

Fun photo, have anymore?


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Date: 01/16/22 10:25
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: ereed

Taken from about the same area

Date: 01/16/22 20:51
Re: After LAUPT50
Author: redberan4449

Truly a memorable event; glad I shot video as well.  Since you asked, I added two more race photos.
This event clearly tied up an adjacent interstate highway but you could ride on the shoulder and use nearby roads to get ahead.
Mr. Krieger, you may recall Steve Lee asking Doyle MacCormack if he felt the earth shaking during the race.  And possibly the cause of this shaking?  If so, could you say it more delicately than the actual response?



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