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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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:icondeceptihog001:
Diesel fans, eat your hearts out!
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:iconmackinac-mac:
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 Feb 14, 2011
Well, Another Super Rescue came and went
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:icon736berkshire:
The 844's a really useful engine, you know. ;)
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mechatrain150 Aug 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thats how the 844 became my favorate steamer
of all american steamers
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:iconengineer825:
Quite a massive achievement for the steam fan community.
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Acutie Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
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Lapeer Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember those lines, truly a rather triumphant moment in steam! :)
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