10/21/2011 2:55 PM - As promised, I have a full map of the stops in Colorado with arrival and departure times.
extensive tour of the southwest US to participate in state-wide centennial celebrations for New Mexico and Arizona. Since Colorado is currently located between those two locations and Cheyenne, perpetual home of UP Steam, several stops have been scheduled in Colorado to give folks a chance to come out and see Union Pacific 844.
My son's first real experience with the 844 was at age 7, standing at a grade crossing south of Colorado Springs only 3 feet outside the "danger zone" of debris and steam. The engine blew through that unprotected crossing at close to 70 miles per hour! His heart in his ears, he said he couldn't believe something that big and heavy could go that fast. Even though he wasn't a railfan, he immediately understood the appeal of railroads and especially main line steam.
The full goodwill tour schedule is available, and the dates for Colorado are as follows:
|Cheyenne, WY||SAT Oct 29||--:-- --||8:00 AM||Trip start|
|9:45 AM||10:15 AM||Service stop|
|1:00 PM||--:-- --||Overnight|
|Denver||SUN Oct 30||--:-- --||8:00 AM||Day start|
|Castle Rock||''||9:45 AM||10:00 AM||Whistle stop|
|Palmer Lake||''||11:01 AM||11:15 AM||Whistle stop|
|Colorado Springs||''||12:30 PM||--:-- --||Overnight|
|Colorado Springs||MON Oct 31||9:00 AM||5:00 PM||On Display|
|Colorado Springs||TUE Nov 1||--:-- --||8:00 AM||Day start|
|Pueblo||''||11:00 AM||--:-- --||Overnight|
|Pueblo||WED Nov 2||--:-- --||8:00 AM||Day start|
|10:00 AM||10:15 AM||Whistle stop|
|10:30 AM||11:00 AM||Service stop|
|12:45 PM||1:15 PM||Service stop|
|Boise City, OK|
|3:15 PM||3:45 PM||Service stop|
As promised, I have a full map of the stops in Colorado with arrival and departure times.