|UP No. 844 in all her glory, climbing Donner Pass in April 2009. (click pics to enlarge)|
It was hard to resist a steam chase, especially when 844 is storming up Cajon on my birthday! So my family kindly let me loose for a road trip. To get in the mood, here are a few photos from the last time I followed 844, an April 2009 trip over Donner Pass.
|Crowds are part of the modern steam experience. I'm expecting about a zillion people on Cajon Pass tomorrow.|
|Then again, people are what make these chases fun. Above, fans snap pictures of 844 departing Truckee in 2009.|