Pacing UP #3985, SP #4449, And UP #844

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Pacing UP #3985, SP #4449, And UP #844 | Train Fanatics Videos
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UP’s #3985 is waiting in line for her restoration behind UP’s Big Boy 4014.

Some quick facts about the UP #3985 Challenger

  • Builder – American Locomotive Works – 1943
  • Wheel configuration – 4-6-6-4
  • Locomotive and tender weight – 1,073,900 lbs
  • Tractive effort – 97,350 lbf
  • Class – Challenger

SP 4449 was called the Southern Pacific “Daylight“, she could make a 470 mile run totally during daylight hours due to her ability to go 100 mph!

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Some quick facts about SP 4449

  • Rail Line: Southern Pacific
  • Train Name: SP steam engine 4449 Northern Type
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive GS-4
  • Builder: Lima Locomotive Works
  • Maximum speed: 100 MPH
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 870,000 lbs
  • Nickname: The Coast Daylight – Los Angeles to San Francisco and Portland

UP 844 was the last steam locomotive built for the Union Pacific Railroad and was designated for passenger service during her illustrious career.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class Northern
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
  • Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf

Let us know which one of these locomotives is the winner…..we would love to hear your thoughts!

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