Challenger 82 DVD 4.7 of 5 (3)
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This fascinating story of Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" 3985 begins in 1975 as rare film footage shows this proud giant as it is removed from the Cheyenne, Wyoming roundhouse for display at the depot. Then in 1979 you'll see this grand 4-6-6-4 returned to the shops for restoration. On March 18, 1981 you are there as 3985 is tested under its own steam in the Cheyenne yards. The first road test comes a week later on a freight run to LaSalle, Colorado.
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MICHAEL (LATROBE,PA) on 2011-02-26 17:25:22.
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Anything on the UP's Challengers and Big-Boys fascinates me..
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-03-01 07:57:07.
While this program is now a little over 35 years old, these journeys have been a thing of the past since 3985 pulled the now gone Ringling Brothers Circus train in October of 2010, and it is still in pieces at the Cheyenne Shops along with the continuous restoration of Big Boy 4014.
Nate (Woodlynne, New Jersey) on 2012-08-31 16:41:35.
Great DVD about the restortion of 3985, another classic that all rail fans should have in there collection. Great footage fills the program from start to finish, you don't want to miss out. Buy this DVD now