#3985 is pulling away, quickly, from a servicing stop in Lodgepole. This would be the last mainline trip for it along with her boss, Steve Lee, who would call it a day as well.
#3985 is departing Cheyenne on the first day of the Missouri River Eagle trip....which turned out to be its last mainline outing. No messing around, they were doing every MPH they could muster.
Westbound Big Boy is on its way to an overnight stop at Cedar Rapids. The train is seen here passing the iconic elevator on the UP Clinton Sub at Clarence. This day the people and traffic would b... (more)
Its November, 2019 and UP Big Boy 4014 is just about home after an epic journey across the United States that saw Ed and his team deal with extreme weather conditions such as the monster snow sto... (more)
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 leads a passenger train headed to the 150th anniversary celebration of the driving of the golden spike in Utah is westbound between Como and Ramsey, Wyoming, and is ... (more)
Union Pacific "Big Boy" #4014 rolls across a small bridge just west of Byers, CO on a cold November 25th, 2019.
Ending the historic 2019 steam season on a snowy high-note Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 works its train upgrade through the Terry Bison Ranch on the Greeley 'main' from Denver on the final leg of it... (more)
Union Pacific 'Big Big' No. 4014 climbs up the grade after making a 45 minute stop at Langtry.
My very first encounter with the living, breathing, UP Big Boy, was this sloppy wet, chilly, and windy scene at Castle Rock, Utah, as the westbound Golden Spike Anniversary train appeared around t... (more)
After Switching from BNSF rails to the UP Palmdale Cutoff at Silverwood, Union Pacific no.4014 slides westbound down grade to Colton in Southern California.The restored Locomotive looking good as ... (more)
1.2 Million Pounds Flys Over Frost. Making it's historic return to Southern California, Union Pacific's "Big Boy" steam locomotive, UP 4014, flys over a UP manifest at Frost as it... (more)
The morning temps were below freezing as 4014 slowly headed west from Evanston enroute southern California.
As the rain showers move further to the east and sun begins to come out, UP 4014 rolls under the signal bridge at CP W680 in Rawlins, WY on September, 27th, 2019.
Following a brief stop at Leroy, Wyoming, milepost 891, UP 4014 + UP 844 accelerate westward toward Evanston.
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)