Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
It's hard not to stand in awe when the shriek of the whistle fills the air and that powerful freighter comes chugging around the bend, and now fans of railroading can experience all the might and majesty of the transportation innovation that changed a nation in a widescreen, high definition look at the Union Pacific Challenger No. 3985; the last locomotive of it's class still in operation. The icon of a fading era and a temperamental behemoth with a personality all its own, the Union Pacific Challenger rolls across the countryside thanks to the tireless efforts of a colorful crew who have plenty to say about the history of steam power on the rail lines. A trip to the vintage roadhouse in Cheyenne, Wyoming offers viewers a chance to listen in as crew members discuss the finer points to working with steam engines, maintain the Challenger and restore the final steam engine constructed for the Union Pacific No. 884.
icon, locomotive, railroad, steam-engine, steam-locomotive, train [locomotive]