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UP 844 sails north out of Colorado under a great western sky on her way to Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
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PaVet-Photography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
nice composition and really nice colors :)
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Two GEVO's backing up 844 here.  I can see why too.  With that many cars behind her, 844 needs the help, since she's a passenger engine and heavy hauling over grades isn't what she's built for.  Pity though that we probably won't ever get to see her break 100+ mph in excursion service.

Would love it though if UP would simply consider some the idea of 844 pulling a 100 mph excursion on the Northeast Corridor just to demonstrate she can still run at over 100.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
there's no big grades on this run - denver to cheyenne - think one for elec power to the passenger cars - the other for safety ???
i was following her between rock river, wy and medicine bow - we were doing 82 - she was moving - and silent
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dringein Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Amazing, thank you for sharing.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks and you're welcome
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!!! That looks seriously cool. I wish I could witness this type of scene in person someday...

I was wondering how UP selects the engineer to run the 844, as I bet that this is a coveted run. ;)
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
not sure - but i bet there's a special crew
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This is nicely taken.
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome sky and great composition!
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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digitalHD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!
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lucium55 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Great shot!!! That engine is still in service?
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes - not freight service though - - special service - it runs around the country a lot - it was the last steam locomotive delivered to UP in 1944
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Joseph-W-Johns Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Placed at #27 on the 2012 TRFN top 50 deviations and deviants list [link]
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mechatrain150 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
844 at its best!
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeap - thanks for looking
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mechatrain150 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i haz ho scale model. :3
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Amazing view, shot and train. Great work! :thumbsup:
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Since I cant make out the # of the first diesel... any idea what the blue on the radiator and front are for?
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:iconeddie-tk:
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
#7964 first and 7963 behind - and in the blue areas "GE Evolution Series Locomotives"
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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samreevesphoto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very awesome. Clouds really added that extra oomph to the scene.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks S
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tangledweb Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
If not my favorite train photo on DA, it's definitely up there. Masterful work.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks !
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Superb picture!
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks - you have some cooool stuff in your gallery !
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Cheers!
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easwee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot!

But why do they need to use the steam locomotive if they have diesels behind?
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
the diesel from what others have said are for dynamic braking and to provide power.
this is the last steam locomotive delivered to union pacific in 1944
i've only seen it once un-assisted and it looked nice....
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DounutCereal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY nice!
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Solid shot!
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: What a nice capture! :clap: :winner: Love the clouds! :iconcloudsplz:
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks - they (the clouds) are dope.....
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful panoramic shot! My favorite locomotive. Love to see the old girl gettin' up and steppin' with 'em.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect shot.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks !
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular!
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beutiful shot i love it. i also love the sky too.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks - yeah that sky is dope !
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
any time.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful shot. I love the sky, too.
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eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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