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UP Challenger #3985- sits at a red block signal at the South switch of Harrison Siding in October 2001. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo.

In this section of the Rail Gallery we've gathered all the various steam engines found throughout the site, including some which are unique to this page.

Additional links are also provided to each Road's own gallery page or to a Feature page for some steam locomotives.


Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image

Atchison Topeka Santa Fe
the Sante Fe Gallery

ATSF 811 - Atchison RR Museum, Kansas 4/14/01 - T. Greuter Photo

ATSF 811 - Atchison RR Museum, Kansas 4/14/01 - T. Greuter Photo

Boone & Scenic Valley
the B&SV Gallery

BSV JS8419 - a 1980's Chinese-built 2-8-2; 9/8/01 - T. Greuter Photo

BSV / COE 17; 9/8/01 - T Greuter Photo

Chicago Burlington & Quincy
the CB&Q #710 Gallery l the CB&Q Gallery

CB&Q #710 - displayed at Lincoln Station, Lincoln, Nebraska. The CB&Q has had a long history in the college town, which is carried on by it's successor BNSF today. 6/18/95 - T. Greuter Photo

See More of Lincoln's #710 on it's own page.


CB&Q #915
- displayed at the old Rock Island Depot / RailsWest Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 8/11/01 - T. Greuter Photo ·

Denver & Rio Grande Western
the D&RGW Gallery

Denver & Rio Grande Western #4500 - is a 4-8-4 Northern Type Locomotive built by Baldwin in the late 1930s. It is seen here pulling a passenger train outside of Denver, Colorado in 1951. - Jay Glenewinkel Purchased Photo Collection

DRGW 492
- seen at Chama, New Mexico. July 1990 - Nathan Holmes/RailArc Photo



Milwaukee Road
the Milwaukee Road #261 Gallery

Milwaukee Road 261 - puffs away at Lincoln Station. The sleek 4-8-4 steamer, built in 1944, uses 100 gallons of water every mile and burns a ton of coal every 15 miles. 6/18/00 - T. Greuter Photo


Missouri Pacific
MoPac Steam Power @ Screaming Eagles

Missouri Pacific Railroad #152 - The pride of her crew, poses for the camera. In 1851 the MoPac was the first railroad to forge west of the Mississippi River - T. Greuter collection

Pikes Peak R.R.

Pikes Peak 2 - A mountain cog railroad isn't exactly something you'd expect to find in a Plains rail gallery, but this little engine, on display at Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak is too cool to be left out. - T. Greuter Photo

Pikes Peak 2 - another view - T. Greuter Photo

Saint Louis & San Francisco
the Frisco #1522 Gallery

SLSF 1522 - steams backwards into the BN yard after a day of basking in railfan attention. 6/14/95 - T. Greuter Photo

Union Pacific
the UP Gallery

UP 437 - is on permanent display at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. - T. Greuter Photo

UP #437 - at Stuhr Museum, Grand Island. June 30, 2001 - T. Greuter Photo ·

437 - at Grand Island, Nebraska - T. Greuter Photo ·

UP 3985 - crosses the diamonds at Valey Junction near Hearne, TX in October 2001. The UP Challenger visited the rails in Texas for a week, and pulled an excursion train on October 27, 2001 as a fundraiser for the Houston Grand Opera. The fundraising event was sponsored by former United States President and First Lady, George and Barbara Bush. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo.

Recommended Links:

ABPR - alt.railroad.steam

Last update: 28 January, 2006

Featured Photographers: Nathan Holmes, Jay Glenewinkel

All photos & text 2000-2003 T. Greuter / Screaming Eagles, unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.