Non Geocaching Related - UP 3985 Steam Locomotive in ARK
The UP 3985, the worlds largest operating Steam Locomotive arrived in North Little Rock about 4:00 PM today, it will be on display there all day Friday-Saturday, June 18-19, before leaving Sunday to steam toward Van Buren on Sunday. See schedule below:
I saw it in Houston on Sunday, June 15, before it started back to its home base in Cheyenne, WY. My brother-in-law watched it speed thru Benton, AR about 3:30 PM today.
I was looking on Arkansas Geocacher mooremonkeys web page http://homepage.mac.com/mooremonkeys...rain/index.htm where he posted a beautiful picture of it when it went thru Van Buren on Feb. 7 on its way back to Wyoming from display at the Super Bowl in Houston.
Below is the Union Pacific Infomation webpage about Challenger UP 3985:
The train is equipped with a GPS locator and by going to the web site below you can track its current location along its route by clicking on the blue "Follow the Challenger" link on that website.
Tuesday, June 15
Depart: 8:00 a.m. Houston
Arrive: 8:50 a.m. Conroe
Depart: 9:00 a.m.
Arrive: 10:00 a.m. Trinity - Service Locomotive
Depart: 10:20 a.m.
Arrive: 1:00 p.m. Palestine
Wednesday, June 16
Depart: 8:00 a.m. Palestine
Arrive: 11:30 a.m. Longview
Thursday, June 17
Depart: 8:00 a.m. Longview
Arrive: 10:00 a.m. Texarkana, AR - Service Locomotive
Old UP depot
Depart: 11:00 a.m.
Arrive: 1:00 p.m. Gurdon, AR - Service Locomotive
Depart: 1:30 p.m.
Arrive: 4:00 p.m. North Little Rock
1000 W. 4th St. - behind office building
Friday, June 18 - Saturday, June 19
Layover - Public Display
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 20
Depart: 8:00 a.m. North Little Rock
Arrive: 10:30 a.m. Russellville - Service Locomotive
Old UP depot - Main St.
Depart: 11:00 a.m.
Arrive: 3:00 p.m. Van Buren
2nd & Vine Sts.
Monday, June 21
Depart: 8:00 a.m. Van Buren