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The View
Through The Windshield
About Cars ... and Everything Else I See
by Joe Sherlock

Union Pacific 'Challenger' Steam Locomotive
photos - page 3 (posted 10/12/2005)

UP locomotive

On a sunny morning (9/22/05), I took these photos at 33rd and Lombard Street in Northeast Portland. I got a nice shot of a diesel freight passing by slowly.

Then I saw smoke in the distance and a large form barreling toward me. It was the Union Pacific Challenger at full steam. I stared in awe as the almost two-million pound behemoth thundered by - ten feet away from me.

My brain formed a single word: "Wow!"

Here are the photos:




More Challenger Photos
| page 1 | page 2 |
page 3 |


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