Extreme Trains: Steam Photo Gallery

An eight-part History™series EXTREME TRAINS, hosted by train conductor Matt Bown, "reveals the incredible inner workings and past lives of the amazing locomotives that haul huge loads across the nation and deliver passengers to their destinations. With unparalleled access to the trains, and shot in gorgeous High Definition, the series shows the huge part trains have played in shaping American history – and how trains are vital to American life today.” – The History Channel

The show featuring UP’s steam locomotive No. 844, and its crew was taped in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver.

 

Ron Tabke (right), Union Pacific’s engine house foreman at the steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., briefs (left to right) History Channel’s Extreme Trains producer/director Domonic Stobart and the show’s host Matt Bown on how steam locomotive No. 844 is prepped for a trip.

 

 

Matt Bown, History Channel’s Extreme Trains host, uses very fine sandpaper and a little muscle to remove surface rust from one of UP steam locomotive No. 844’s drive rods in preparation for a trip from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Denver, Colo.

 

 

After removing the surface rust from the drive rods of Union Pacific Railroad’s steam locomotive No. 844, History Channel’s Extreme Trains host Matt Bown wipes down drive rods as he helps the UP steam crew get the locomotive ready for its trip to Denver to pull the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special train.

 

 

History Channel’s Extreme Trains host Matt Bown explains the various steps required to bring Union Pacific’s steam locomotive No. 844 "to life” before it goes out to pull a special train.

 

An eight-part Historyseries EXTREME TRAINS , hosted by train conductor Matt Bown, "reveals the incredible inner workings and past lives of the amazing locomotives that haul huge loads across the nation and deliver passengers to their destinations. With unparalleled access to the trains, and shot in gorgeous High Definition, the series shows the huge part trains have played in shaping American history – and how trains are vital to American life today.”

The History Channel

The Ice Cold Express show was taped at various locations between southeastern Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho. The show featuring UP’s steam locomotive No. 844, and its crew was taped in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver.

Jack Holland (right), Union Pacific steam crew machinist, shows Extreme Trains host Matt Bown (center) how to inspect disc brakes on passenger rail cars.

 

 

Extreme Trains’ videographer Rory McLees captures Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844 as it pulls out of the roundhouse at Cheyenne, Wyo., in preparation to depart for Denver, Colo., to pull the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special train.

 

 

Union Pacific Railroad’s steam locomotive No. 844 gets up to speed after passing through Greeley, Colo., on its way to Denver, Colo., to pull the 2008 edition of the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special train.

 

 

History Channel’s Extreme Trains host Matt Bown helps load the vast amounts of food and drinks needed to make the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special train enjoyable for the 750 guests that ride the train.