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UP 4014

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by athelney, Jul 23, 2013.

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    It's not 4014, but there's a video of UP Challenger 3985 "guesting" on a 7,600 ton doublestack train in August 1990. It's under SVP reference S16 and the full title is "Union Pacific's Last Steam Giants and heavy freight with 3985". It's a remarkable film and at times the Challenger sounds just like a Jumbo jet-well worth seeing.
     
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    The train had been arranged after the head of American President Lines, who's train it was, had asked the head of UP if he could make the arrangements, and after the run he was so impressed with the performance of the Challenger that he reportedly asked UP where he could get more of these locomotives!.
     
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    Very interesting and informative. It shows just what is possible when you have the muscle and commitment of a big company behind you. What a difference such a facility would make in the UK.:Spam::Spam::Spam::Spam::Spam:
     
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