Ahh! Those UP whistles. No other sound like them in the world. You could always tell the difference between UP and CB&Q whistles. It was like the time I went running to get my dad and tell him a UP engine was coming west on the Q, which ran right through our backyard. He told me I was wrong and to listen again. About that time a double header whith two UP 2-8-0's rumbled by headed west. Dad's jaw dropped. Seems there was a flood on the Loop river up north that caused the UP to detour through town on the Q. Lots of activity that week.
Thanks again for posting and bringing back memories Jerry. Someday we will have to talk about those amazing armmored Duce 1/2s running between Chu Lai and DaNang in 67/68.
Talked to one of the UP guys, the yellow tenders are just for water, the black tender is mostly water also, the angled part holds the fuel, so maybe those tanks were for fuel or lubricants. Great fun doing these shots. I think I got some of my best ones of the Challenger and I've shot it several times. It was GREAT lighting with it being early morning. Notice the weird heavyweight car with the cupola on top? Said 'lab car' on the side. The 'flatcar' looked like a cut down coach. Never seen that run with it or 844 before.
When I uploaded the video, I did it in high quality, but the option to click on that was not there. I now see the higher quality option finally showed up. If you have a fast connection, click on that, right under the picture.