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    The world's largest operating steam engine. Union Pacific's #3985 'Challenger', steams west from Russellville to Van Buren, AR. The 1 million pound engine is so large it is articulated to assist in making curves, and must stop every 100 miles or so for oil and greasing. The engine is used only for special events and is maintained by retired UP railroad men and train aficionados. (Image scanned from the original medium format transparency. Best viewed large, or on black 'UP3985' On Black

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    1. @PAkDocK / www.pakdock.com 42 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!!
      Execution is great and the composition is awesome.So nice!!
      Congratulations

    2. oriana.italy 42 months ago | reply

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    3. josefontheroad 42 months ago | reply

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    4. Abariltur 42 months ago | reply

      This is a beautiful image!!
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    5. Roxiepix 42 months ago | reply

      Wow- awesome shot!

      This is a beautiful image!!
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    6. leila.emine 42 months ago | reply

      The steam is so well captured!

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    7. PhotoSenseDatum 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks for posting it.

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    8. Lynnette Henderson 41 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot!

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    9. Crowbuster 40 months ago | reply

      Very dramatic. Awsome shot. Added this to my favs.

    10. camerabuff77 [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Far out!

    11. ciccioetneo - www.sicilyinphoto.net 36 months ago | reply

      This is totally outstanding man!

    12. Sr_X 33 months ago | reply

      amazing!

    13. JJ´s 26 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture!

    14. Paul F Gannon 25 months ago | reply

      Oh I just love this photo! It takes me back to those lovely days of steam.

    15. zormsk 19 months ago | reply

      Thank you one and all for your comments and faves!
      I never thought when I captured this image that it would be so popular.

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