Sunday, July 21, 2013

Steam Engine

My first ever attempt to post a video. Please excuse the amateur effort. Taken with a Flip camera (h/t Milepost154). First lesson learned; my  monopod isn't steady enough. I need to use the tripod. Second lesson is learning how to edit! 

This is the UP 844 pulling the Cheyenne Frontier Days train Southbound from Brighton, CO at about 7:45 p.m. 7/20/13. Please skip to around :55 where you can start to hear the whistle. At around 1:00, you can start to see the headlight.

The diesel behind the steam locomotive is a UP Centennial, the largest single diesel locomotive ever built.

According to the UP sites, they use a diesel unit for safety. The breaking effort far exceeds the steam design.


Unknown said...

No video.

Well Seasoned Fool said...


Scotty said...

Awesome!! I love trains in any form. Ya did good!

Scotty said...

BTW....we're up north at the moment and our daughter came up for a visit. We took a ride on the Attic Arcade steamer a couple of weeks ago. It was a blast. Their website is HERE.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Looks like fun. We have several tourist trains in Colorado. Probably the most famous is the Durango - Silverton narrow Guage. Another is Cumbres and Toltec South of Alamosa and, of course, the Georgetown Loop RR. In addition, there is a train from Canon City up the Arkansas through the Royal Gorge, and another start up in Alamosa. Not sure just what routes they cover.