A MUST watch!!!! UP Challenger # 3985 pulling 143 cars.....

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I know its not prototypical but I have a good number of steam engines, AND a container port on my upper level as well as one on my lower deck of my dbl-deck layout.

What do you think,...will I be pulling containerize freight with some steam engines,...you betcha.... 👍


Gomez Addams
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This was "arranged behind the scenes" by the head of the UP steam program and some PR people in the railroad. When the stack train showed up, the engines "had" to be taken off, and there just happened to be no other power available. Up pops Steve Lee, who just happened to need to ferry the 3985.

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