The Big Boy has just departed from a servicing stop in Woodbine, IA as it makes it's way thru the Boyer River valley on the run from Des Moines to Omaha. This is one of the return legs of "The Gre... (more)
UP 4014 heads back west over the famous Kate Shelley High Bridge just west of Boone, Iowa.
The day has come for the Big Boy to head west for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Here it is ducking under Ex-C&NW Searchlights.
Big Boy UP 4014 and UP 844 crossing the Platte River near Fort Steele, WY
Leaving Altoona, WI around 8 am UP 4014 bends around a curve at Lang Rd. near Humbird, WI. Next stop, Merrillan for greasing journals.
Altoona's 400 Club likely had its busiest day of the year, maybe the decade with all the activity just outside its front door. The train remained at this location overnight.
UP displayed their train at Altoona from 2 to 5 PM on July 23. The train was well received with several thousand people enjoying its visit and special festivities.
UP 4014 rolls its train across the Chippewa River at Eau Claire, WI, a few miles from its destination of Altoona for display. Coincidently, the train is about an hour ahead of the eastbound Twin C... (more)
UP 4014 rolls east along a corn field near Hammond, WI on the train's way to Altoona, WI for a public display.
4014 continues up the Hinckley Sub under the Highway 23 overpass in Brook Park.
Old meets new at Point of Rocks. An Eastbound mixed freight led by an SD70ACe and two ES44AC's meet the Westbound steam special led by Big Boy 4014 and 4-8-4 844 near Point of Rocks, WY
Likely one of the tightest curves 4014 will encounter on its journey is this section on BNSF in Superior, Wisconsin. Here the massive 4-8-8-4 is "walked" through the curve with a little ... (more)
UP 4014 runs through a field of wildflowers as it leaves on its tour of the Midwest states.
The Big Boy passes CN Dock 6 as it nears the end of the line on it's run from the Twin Cities to Duluth, MN.
The Big Boy rolls under the searchlights at Hoffman as it makes its way to St. Paul Union Depot (SPUD). Currently in the middle of “The Great Race Across the Midwest”, the 4-8-8-4 looks and sounds... (more)