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Owner: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Model:Alco 4-6-6-4Built As:UP 3985 (4-6-6-4)
Serial Number:70174Order No:
Frame Number:Built:6/1943
Notes:Challenger, Class 4664-4, operational with UP Steam Program
Other locos with this serial:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4) CRR 676(4-6-6-4)
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UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  CHEYENNE WY September1971 -- My first trip taking pictures of trains included a visit to my sister in Cheyenne. I didn't have a clue what I was seeing but I thought it was neat. I took this overall first. (Date approximate)
Photo Date:  9/1/1971  Upload Date: 9/2/2011 6:51:48 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  2818   Comments: 2
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  CHEYENNE WY September 1971 -- Challenger 3985 patiently awaits restoration. I had no idea at the time that this locomotive would once again run under steam. (Date apprxomate)
Photo Date:  9/1/1971  Upload Date: 9/2/2011 6:53:24 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5857   Comments: 3
Front ends of UP 4-6-6-4 #3985 and 4-8-8-4 #4004 in roundhouse
Title:  Front ends of UP 4-6-6-4 #3985 and 4-8-8-4 #4004 in roundhouse
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/1973  Upload Date: 8/15/2020 9:04:17 AM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Gerard Putz
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4) UP 4004(4-8-8-4)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
1093-31 UP 3985 on display next to the depot before she became famous
Title:  1093-31 UP 3985 on display next to the depot before she became famous
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1977  Upload Date: 4/30/2007 12:07:23 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster,Station,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5198   Comments: 2
3985 reborn
Title:  3985 reborn
Description:  UP Challenger 3985 was on static display at Cheyenne, WY for many years. Then some employees got the notion it might run again. Here, in September of 1979, a burro crane has laid panels to the Challenger, the fence has been removed and geep 327 shepherds the locomotive, with prodigious oiling of valve and driving gear, west to Tower "A" for a reverse move back towards the roundhouse where the capable steam crew will embark upon the process of readying the sleek beauty for many years of excursion service.
Photo Date:  9/10/1979  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:36:11 AM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 327(GP9) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  2476   Comments: 1
UP Challenger X3985
Title:  UP Challenger X3985
Description:  UP Challenger X3985 rests in the roundhouse at Cheyenne, WY in the winter of 1981. Scanned 3x5 print. By permission. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1981  Upload Date: 3/11/2017 4:39:34 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Andrew J. Erlichman
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  434   Comments: 0
UP Challenger X3985
Title:  UP Challenger X3985
Description:  UP Challenger X3985 rests in the roundhouse at Cheyenne, WY in the winter of 1981. Scanned 3x5 print. By permission. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  3/1/1981  Upload Date: 3/11/2017 4:39:59 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Andrew J. Erlichman
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  465   Comments: 0
On the way to Ralfair 1981
Title:  On the way to Ralfair 1981
Description:  UP doubleheader on its way to Sacramento for 1981 Railfair; Jerry Curlin photo from a scanned slide
Photo Date:  4/29/1981  Upload Date: 5/31/2019 6:13:16 PM
Location:  Norden, CA
Author:  Jerry Curlin
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8444(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  324   Comments: 1
UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Title:  UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/16/1982  Upload Date: 12/7/2017 4:48:55 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Bob Jordan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  373   Comments: 1
UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Title:  UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/16/1982  Upload Date: 12/7/2017 5:11:03 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Bob Jordan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  301   Comments: 1
UP #3985 "Steam Show 1982"
Title:  UP #3985 "Steam Show 1982"
Description:  Recently restored UP "Challenger" #3985 performs a photo runby at Point of the Mountain on the way to Provo, UT
Photo Date:  6/26/1982  Upload Date: 10/13/2006 2:39:50 PM
Location:  Sandy, UT
Author:  Herb Iske
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  3950   Comments: 3
UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Title:  UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Description:  Carrying a full load of coal for the days trip to Ogden, the crew of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 is making sure everything is ready to go before they head out of Salt Lake Citys engine facility on June 27, 1982. The numerous lineside fires started by this engine on this weekend prompted the UP to convert the Challenger to oil firing.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 7:26:40 PM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1984   Comments: 0
UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Title:  UP 3985 - Salt Lake City, UT - 6/27/82
Description:  Carrying a full load of coal for the days trip to Ogden, the crew of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 is making sure everything is ready to go before they head out of Salt Lake Citys engine facility on June 27, 1982. The numerous lineside fires started by this engine on this weekend prompted the UP to convert the Challenger to oil firing.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 5/26/2010 7:28:39 PM
Location:  Salt Lake City, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5486   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  On the second day of excursions with Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985, the big Challenger envelops its train with coal smoke (yes, it was still coal fired at this time) as it passes the USS Geneva Work steel plant in Vineyard, Utah, on June 27th, 1982. The excursions, one on the 26th and another on the 27th, operated from Salt Lake City to Provo and return. The steel mill is now gone, and the main line has been downgraded to a branch line.
Photo Date:  6/27/1982  Upload Date: 12/31/2015 1:06:46 AM
Location:  Vineyard, UT
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  445   Comments: 0
UP 3985 steaming towards Ogden UT
Title:  UP 3985 steaming towards Ogden UT
Description:  Sherry Ardinger photo
Photo Date:  6/28/1982  Upload Date: 6/18/2020 12:42:35 AM
Location:  Kaysville, UT
Author:  Sherry Ardinger
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Title:  UP 4-6-6-4 3985
Description:  Location unknown, Date is appoximate
Photo Date:  1/1/1983  Upload Date: 12/7/2017 4:46:59 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Bob Jordan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/20/1984  Upload Date: 2/1/2006 4:13:26 PM
Location:  Speer, WY
Author:  Jeff Van Cleve
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  2356   Comments: 5
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985
Photo Date:  10/18/1985  Upload Date: 5/14/2017 9:29:01 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard,Station,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985
Photo Date:  10/18/1985  Upload Date: 5/14/2017 9:29:34 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:08:55 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  16   Comments: 1
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:09:19 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:09:41 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  11   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:10:10 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:11:02 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:11:26 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam,Signal,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  55   Comments: 1
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:11:46 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  10   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:12:01 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  4   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:13:38 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  36   Comments: 1
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  UP 3985 heads east in the afternoon
Photo Date:  10/19/1985  Upload Date: 8/25/2020 8:12:16 PM
Location:  Hermosa, WY
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  5   Comments: 0
An Alco face.
Title:  An Alco face.
Description:  A little time out in the fresh air.
Photo Date:  7/20/1986  Upload Date: 12/27/2009 9:07:52 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Karl Rethwisch
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1370   Comments: 0
UP 3985 Passenger Special
Title:  UP 3985 Passenger Special
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1988  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 1:17:12 PM
Location:  Speer, WY
Author:  Paul DeLuca
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1285   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1988  Upload Date: 2/7/2006 11:40:28 AM
Location:  Laramie, WY
Author:  Jeff Van Cleve
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  2229   Comments: 1
UP 844 and 3985
Title:  UP 844 and 3985
Description:  Runby on the way to Oroville and Portola. Date in the 80s is anyone's guess--lost my notes.
Photo Date:  5/12/1989  Upload Date: 5/22/2020 6:46:39 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Bruce Flaws
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
UP Steam Trip
Title:  UP Steam Trip
Description:  Entering Oroville, CA.
Photo Date:  5/12/1989  Upload Date: 5/22/2020 7:43:48 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Bruce Flaws
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
UP Steam Trip
Title:  UP Steam Trip
Description:  Entering Oroville
Photo Date:  5/12/1989  Upload Date: 5/22/2020 7:54:31 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Bruce Flaws
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
UP Steam Trip
Title:  UP Steam Trip
Description:  Heading up the Feather River Canyon in the rain.
Photo Date:  5/12/1989  Upload Date: 5/22/2020 8:08:13 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Bruce Flaws
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
UP Steam Trip
Title:  UP Steam Trip
Description:  Photo runby up the FRC
Photo Date:  5/12/1989  Upload Date: 5/22/2020 8:18:41 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Bruce Flaws
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Union Pacific Challenger in Forney Texas fall 1990
Title:  Union Pacific Challenger in Forney Texas fall 1990
Description:  Took this with a medium format Bronica in fall of 1990. Challenger had left Dallas and was on the way to Longview for the next overnight stop. Grabbed this along highway 80 out of Forney.
Photo Date:  9/1/1990  Upload Date: 7/23/2011 4:45:46 PM
Location:  Forney, TX
Author:  Jack Harris
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1548   Comments: 0
UP Steam Special headed to Railfair 1991 - 844 - 3985 - 1243 on flat car
Title:  UP Steam Special headed to Railfair 1991 - 844 - 3985 - 1243 on flat car
Description:  UP Steam Special headed to Railfair 1991 - 844 - 3985 - 1243 on flat car
Photo Date:  1/1/1991  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:09:58 PM
Location:  Laramie, WY
Author:  Don Hinchliffe
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8444(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4) UP 1243(4-6-0)
Views:  1493   Comments: 0
3985 In Spring Tx
Title:  3985 In Spring Tx
Description:  UP 3985 in Houston in 1991 or 1992 I cannot remember the year it was in Houston We are at Spring Junction
Photo Date:  4/1/1991  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 10:15:46 PM
Location:  Spring, TX
Author:  Charles Gibbons
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1015   Comments: 0
UP 3985 Smoking It Up
Title:  UP 3985 Smoking It Up
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/1991  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 5:59:53 PM
Location:  Cache Junction, UT
Author:  Tom Kidd
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1225   Comments: 1
UP 3985 Buries a Photographer in Steam
Title:  UP 3985 Buries a Photographer in Steam
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/1991  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 5:59:23 PM
Location:  Cache Junction, UT
Author:  Tom Kidd
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  565   Comments: 0
UP 3985 at a Station Stop
Title:  UP 3985 at a Station Stop
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/20/1991  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 6:01:10 PM
Location:  Ogden, UT
Author:  Tom Kidd
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  820   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  The Challenger is southbound out of Wheelon, picking up speed after the 12mph speed restriction of Bear River Canyon
Photo Date:  4/21/1991  Upload Date: 6/22/2016 6:10:25 PM
Location:  Wheelon, UT
Author:  Richard Kundert
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  439   Comments: 1
UP Steam Special at Portola CA
Title:  UP Steam Special at Portola CA
Description:  On the way to California Railfair 1991
Photo Date:  5/1/1991  Upload Date: 6/19/2020 2:42:17 AM
Location:  Portola, CA
Author:  Randy Curlin Collection
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  66   Comments: 2
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/4/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 7:51:27 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Philip Richard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  824   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/4/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 7:51:46 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Philip Richard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  848   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/4/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 7:52:07 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Philip Richard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1146   Comments: 0
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/4/1991  Upload Date: 9/24/2007 7:52:30 PM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Philip Richard
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  1122   Comments: 1
UP 3985
Title:  UP 3985
Description:  ALCO 4-6-6-4
Photo Date:  5/4/1991  Upload Date: 12/17/2013 11:35:41 AM
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Author:  Doug Tilley
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  UP 3985(4-6-6-4)
Views:  470   Comments: 0


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