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844 To the Rescue by SteamLocoFan98 844 To the Rescue by SteamLocoFan98
November 1996 - A Union Pacific freight train climbing Archer Hill outside Cheyeanne, WY, loses power in one of it's three diesel locomotives and the train stalls on the hill. :(

Steam Locomotive #844 is following close behind, returning from an excursion. Bob Kreiger, the engineer of 844, hears talk of the stalled freight and radios dispatch to offer his assistance :). Now, the train dispatcher knew what was going on... but it wasn't until 844 was pushing that the engineer of the freight train realized his modern diesels were being nursed back to the yard by a 1944 BUILT STEAM ENGINE! :wow: ;) 8-)

"On that crisp, clear, fall day, justice was served to boilermakers, pipefitters and just plain old steam-lovers the world over." - Kevin Michael Richardson - Narrator of "Trains Unlimited".

Enjoy and Keep On Steaming!
-SLF98 (Chris K)
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
That was odd, how would a steam engine and its consist would offer as a helper engine while stuck between some freight cars? What if the steam engine's consist would be put in front of the train and its locomotives?
Other than that, not bad!
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SteamLocoFan98 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Well, the train 844 was pulling was a ferry move consist.  The crew on the steam train figured that if they just shoved the stalled freight over the hill, they'd get both trains to Cheyenne quicker. :)

And mid-train helpers did exist in the steam era, so it's not that implausible :)
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, okay then.
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Deceptihog001 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Diesel fans, eat your hearts out!
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Mackinac-Mac Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
It just goes to show a steam locomotive can still do its Job just as good as the diesels. GO STEAM POWER.
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SodorKnowledge Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Well, Another Super Rescue came and went
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736berkshire Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
The 844's a really useful engine, you know. ;)
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mechatrain150 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thats how the 844 became my favorate steamer
of all american steamers
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engineer825 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist
Quite a massive achievement for the steam fan community.
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Acutie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
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