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Any public excursions over the portions between Little Rock, Kansas City, and Denver? Those would be 'rare mileage' for me....:)
 

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I don't mind paying for a rare opportunity but the combination of thousand dollar tickets with rules this lopsided turns me off. Might be fun to watch it pass through a small rural town or see it up close and personal during one of the larger city visits. Thanks for the info - I've marked it on my calendar.
 

Alice

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This is only excursion currently on the books. You can register at the UP site for emailed updates.

I plan on chasing it, not riding it. You can't see the best parts from the train anyway. This is a huge locomotive, and articulated. The front section swings out on curves. Here is a drone video:

It is more dramatic on sharp curves at low speeds, like when they were pushing it out of the fairgrounds in Pomona where it had been since I was a child.
 
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