After a viewing stop at this tiny but historic high plains town the special starts up heading to Evanston.
UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 4014 and 4-8-4 844 crossing the desert on a cold morning just after sunrise near Granger, WY
Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive 4-8-8-4 #4014 and "Living Legend" Union Pacific 4-8-4 "Northern" steam locomotive #844 depart Granger, WY heading for Rock Sp... (more)
Rolling into Granger. Engineer Ed Dickens is already slowing UP Locomotive #4014 as the train approaches the remote hamlet of Granger, WY, and a servicing stop that is scheduled to last abo... (more)
Tender is named after a Steam Team member but Joseph Jordan was also my fathers name. The 814 has a long history dating to 1937 with different uses, 800 series tender, Turbine fuel tender, fuel s... (more)
Departure full steam ahead !
UP's freshly restored Big Boy No. 4014 doing exactly what it was designed to do on its home rails. The Great Race from Ogden climbs a short grade before beginning its descent into Green River, WY.
The Big Boy and #844 stop in Granger to receive the undivided attention of both the UP steam crew and the public.
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 leads a westbound passenger special into Granger, Wyoming, at 6:21 a.m. on May 6, 2019. Steam exhaust condenses in the low 30s temperature on this beautiful morning ... (more)
A crew member admires the Big Boy as it pauses at dawn in Granger, Wyoming.
On the way to Ogden...
UP 4014 and 844 steaming in the sunrise
Highball Granger: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special leaves Granger, Wyoming bound for Evanston and ultimately Ogden. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 "Big Boy&quo... (more)
Big Boy 4014 steaming right out of Heaven, Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844 double-head into Granger Junction on a cold, spring morning.