ATSF 3751, the oldest surviving 4-8-4, the first to be built by Baldwin Locomotive Works and the first to be built for the Santa Fe passes one of EMDs newest locomotive. A spotless Union Pacific SD70ACe at Lenwood, CA, outside of Barstow, CA.
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger storms across a crossing as steam escapes from the cyliders. This is one sweet piece of machinery.
Check out those side rods! Nice and shiny and polished...oh...and orginial! Its nice to know something nearly 70 years old can look that good. I even got to touch them and I didnt have any dirt on my finger at all.
ATSF 3751 heads west on the BNSF transcon at Siberia, CA where the westbound and eastbound mains split for a few miles. ATSF3751 did not smoke very much on the run to the Grand Canyon but here she smoking a bit.
A passenger excursion with Juniata Terminals E8As take a walk thru West Park on Pittsburgh's north side during a light rain. Here it begins to traverse the Conemaugh line, a freight only water level route around Pittsburgh that follows the Conemaugh river. Notice towards the rear of the train, the glow of the rails, that is this train. The bridge I was on can be seen in the background.
Getting this shot is rather interesting as the bridge Im standing on is barricaded off.
The Challenger - UP 3985 pulling gout of Speer, WY just west of Cheyenne, WY on it's way to Denver, CO - pulling The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Train. UP 3985 is the "World's Largest Operating Steam Locomotive