UP 844 Roars past a rural crossing at over 60mph! Added: July 23, 2009
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Remarks: Union Pacific's #844 thunders across the flats of Colorado... on an excellent Saturday afternoon. After spending the afternoon in Cheyenne, it returns to Denver for the night. Behind it, UP's big DD40AX 6936 is keeping pace with her.
Satn Schurman on July 23, 2009
Is the DD40AX under power or is it just there as insurance should 844 have a breakdown? N&W 2-6-6-4 1218 used to run without diesel backup and 844 could easily handle that train.
Marty Bernard on July 24, 2009
TShe sure bounced over the grade crossing where a tamper can't get. Totally an excellent clip. Thanks for posting.
Stevelerro on September 27, 2009
The DD40x is there for insurance, and for assistance. The loco can handle the train easily but they don't want to waste oil and water when they the diesel can take some work off the 844
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