Union Pacific 3985 Highballing Down The Line

Union Pacific 3985 Highballing Down The Line | Train Fanatics Videos

HIGHBALL, yard on it, pull’er back – Maximum allowable speed. Also, a “highball” is a signal given the conductor when the train is ready to depart.

UP 3985 barrels down the tracks on the Union Pacific line. Like her sister engine, UP 844, she is was used for excursions and occasionally short haul freight duty. Like UP 844, UP 3985 was called upon to pull the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Train Name: UP Steam Locomotive 3985
  • Power type: 4-6-6-4 Steam Locomotive
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Train type: Freight/Passenger
  • Location: Cheyenne Depot, Wyoming
  • Boiler Pressure: 280lbf/in

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