Departure full steam ahead !
Surrounded by steam, pulling out of Evanston on a cold wet morning bound for Ogden.
The chalk writing of Big Boy on the front is actually a great nod to the series history. When the locomotive ... (more)
f/8 and be there. UP 4014 has been bedded down in the Evanston, Wyoming Yard and the crew is gone for the night. Gone as well are most of the local sightseers, who mobbed this train from t... (more)
Ain't she sweet?.....the 4014, I mean. The recent Big Boy debut was a pretty crowded affair, making it very difficult to get "clean" photos of the locomotive. People just kept getting in ... (more)
I"m ready for my close up. UP 4014 is on display at Rock Springs, WY. Big Boy chaulked on the front of the smoke box is a nice touch.
U.P. Big Boy 4014 is dwarfed by the wide open Wyoming landscape of which the 4000's pounded through during their careers. 4014 is nearing the end of it's first day during the debuting run to Ogden... (more)
Entering the cab of Union Pacific 4014, you step onto a Diamond Plate floor with a custom 4014 herald and feel the heat of the fire box.
The Great Race To Ogden is well underway and in the way is the tiny town of Carter Wyoming. About a half mile out, the town of less than 10 people is about to become the center of the railfan u... (more)
Climbing the grade toward the Altamont Tunnel is Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 leading the passenger special to 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike at Ragan between Leroy and Spring Valley, Wyo... (more)
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 leads the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike passenger special downgrade toward Echo Canyon at Castle Rock, Utah, in a cold rain on the morning of May 8, 2019.
The Spike 150 Train Excursion is rolling along at about 40 mph behind UP Big Boy No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844, paralleling old US Route 30 and I-84.
Early morning in Evanston, WY. Great show around Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive 4-8-8-4 #4014 !
New meets old at The Great Race To Ogden Celebration.
Union Pacific Railroad's Great Race Transcon 150 train departs Evanston, Wyoming on May 8, following Ed Dickens highball statement of "let's go make some history" as they pull in throttl... (more)
Union Pacific Railroad's Great Race Transcon 150 train is just a few miles from reaching the terminus at Ogden, Utah, as it is dwarfed by the mountains that rise above Uintah, UT.