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Pushing Metal.... by lil-Mickey Pushing Metal.... by lil-Mickey
A rare visit by UP 844, one of the last of the giants... pushing by the way, no balloon track downtown to turn around in...
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:iconblacksand459:
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a looker!! Man that is cool! I wish I could see her in person. :)  Thanks for posting.
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
You could very easily keep these old trains useable. Just replace the coal-fired boilers with one that run on petrol/diesel/fuel oil or use an electric boiler 9like a water heater). Then you have the function and looks, with less pollution.
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traindriver22 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
844 looks Amazing! 
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Very cool shot.
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JediCody2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I got to see this beast up close once when it made a pit-stop in Reno. I think I must have been 7 or 8 at the time.
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:iconthomasidaho:
thomasidaho Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Grew up with Uncle Pete; I remember when Big Boys like this were still pulling Northwest-bound streamliners up Sherman Hill.
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:wow: That had to be a sight!!
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:iconthomasidaho:
thomasidaho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I rode Union Pacific's Challenger from Chicago to Pocatello, Idaho, in 1952 at the age of seven. We hooked up to a Big Boy in Cheyenne for the haul up Sherman Hill, and I wondered why a steam engine should pull a state-of-the-art streamliner. Growing up in Poky thereafter, I remember row upon row of steam engines parked along Yellowstone Avenue into downtown for years as they were scrapped. Later, in high school, I would occasionally spend time high up in Juniper Hills at a buddy's house (his dad was a UP supervisor) listening to jazz and watching the yellow streamliners worm their way through the Portneuf Gap and into the yard (then the largest between Omaha and Portland, and still very active). An indelible memory.

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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Very cool indeed, I can only imagine some of the stories you might have from back then. :)
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:iconrjl7983:
RJL7983 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This is quite elegant for a steam powered machine.
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
True, very true...and very majestic :)
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:iconhot293wildcat:
hot293wildcat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This engine was used in the intro of Shining Time Station (Thomas and Friends american spin-off).
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I did hear that rumor ;) Very cool! :D
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:iconhot293wildcat:
hot293wildcat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
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Here you go the rare season 1 intro of Shining Time Station. :)
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Very cool, thx!
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:iconhot293wildcat:
hot293wildcat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Anything for a fellow railfan! :D
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:iconhot293wildcat:
hot293wildcat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
It's true I'll send you a link to the inro.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
The 844 came through Missouri last year. It was really cool and it was the first real working steam locomotive that I got to see up close.
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Same here when she rolled through, quite an awesome spectacle :)
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:iconendeavorjane:
endeavorjane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
whoop whoop looks mighty powerful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Indeed, was a sight to behold, especially to be that close when she went by :woohoo:
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:iconendeavorjane:
endeavorjane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Not as loud as you might think, was music to my ears :)
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:iconendeavorjane:
endeavorjane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
lol, yes it would be. well you certainally captured it well and iam pleased that you where there at right time. good on ya.
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Me too!! Felt like a little boy at my Dad's side again :aww:
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PASM111 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I'm PASM111 - Margi. What is PASM?
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Pima Air & Space Museum....bah ha ha hah ha!! Program Aperture Shutter Manual....PASM :)
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:iconpasm111:
PASM111 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Excellent
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thx :D
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Great shot of a great locomotive! She is truly a breathing living piece of machinery!
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks, I completely agree... I hope I see her again someday :)
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:iconsteamfan1992:
Steamfan1992 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
She is lovely Locomotive
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
It was 2 hours of impatience and pacing around followed by 120 seconds of pure adreniline and excitement as she rolled by!
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:iconsteamfan1992:
Steamfan1992 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
but it was worth that picture. Nice job
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:iconbotboy41:
Botboy41 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Wow Thats a Mighty Lookign Train
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
She was a sight to behold!
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's always very rare to catch 844 without her water tender these days. nice shot.
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks! What struck me the most was the SOUND....!!
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Steamfan1992 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
was it loud stack talk?
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:iconlil-mickey:
lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
The sound of the running gear and most especially the whistle got me! Sounds my ears are not familiar with. The stack talk was rythmic and soothing, like a heartbeat.
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:iconsteamfan1992:
Steamfan1992 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Knowing from experience working a steam locomotive. Sounds like the whistle and the running gear is a for sure way to draw you closer to those steamers
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i myself have experience near steamers being close to 1522 and knowing some of her crew. It's a shame the steam locomotive was dethroned, to me it will always be the queen of the rails.
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Steamfan1992 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
agreed. Being around Yreka Western #19, I had that experience while working beside her as well as learned interesting facts about such being a movie star .To me , Every Steam Locomotive has a story to tell and we are here to let relive her glory days.
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