A Big Boy running in the 21st Century. UP 4014 leads the P-ENRS1-13 as they depart Evanston Yard, bound for Rock Spring, WY, during the Great Race from Ogden.
Wishing everyone a happy belated Flag Day with this scene of UP's steam and diesel power flying the stars and stripes.
Ready to depart! In front of Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive 4-8-8-4 #4014 in the early morning at Evanston.
Only in America! Yes folks, there are not many places in the world where a major freight railroad would suddenly decide to spend millions of dollars to drag the world's largest steam locomo... (more)
Big Boy on Fire! With the sun just a few degrees above the horizon, the place to be is shooting a shallow angle off Big Boy's nose, and OMG, that locomotive is on fire! The Evanston Yard ... (more)
The End. The Business Car "St. Louis" brings up the markers on UP's special "Great Race to Ogden" train. From what I can tell this car was built back in 1950 as a Pullm... (more)
Morning Light in Evanston. The sun has been up in Evanston for just about 45 minutes but the fires in UP's two heritage steam locomotives were re-lit hours ago and both engines are building... (more)
A young boy fascinated by Big Boy, Union Pacific steam locomotive 4-8-8-4 #4014.
What a great show in the early morning at Evanston! Rachel, a competitive rodeo rider does a demonstration with her horse in front of Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive 4-8-8-4 #40... (more)
The leviathan sleeps. With sunset coming in less than half an hour, UP Locomotive #4014 has been bedded down for the night. Her fire has been killed and all appliances shut down. The roar... (more)
7/8 view of Big Boy in Evanston Yard after the excursion from Ogden- note the drone overhead. Hundreds of spectators were milling around the yard to get an up-close look at the 4014.
Creating a spectacle! The cell phones come out as UP 4014 departs the yard in Evanston, WY in spectacular fashion, headed for Rock Springs, Rawlins, Laramie and eventually, Cheyenne.
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)
While returning from a family vacation to Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, we spotted a train stopped in front of the Evanston depot. As we approached the head end power, I became speechless! ... (more)