Senior Engineer Ed Dickens has the Big Boy racing towards Hope, Arkansas, the next scheduled stop on it's trip through Arkansas.
The UP 4014 Big Boy sits next to the Prescott Depot and caboose on a very cold, 18 degree morning.
The name says it all.
Lots of grease around the chain lubricator on the UP 4014.
A member of the UP 4014 Steam Crew attaches a safety harness to the hand rail above the cab window and prepares to walk across as another member keeps a watchful eye. Safety is very important to ... (more)
Fall colors and cold temperatures made for a dramatic departure of the Big Boy from Prescott, Arkansas.
UP 2581 is the second train to roll eastbound past the UP 4014 in about 30 minutes. The two freight trains delayed the departure of the Big Boy on it's trip from Prescott to Little Rock.
A member of the Union Pacific 4014 Steam Crew works on freeing the stuck bell. 18 degree temperatures through the night might of been a factor. Fortunately it didn't take very long for the bell ... (more)