After its day layover in Las Vegas, the Big Boy is full steam ahead into California. Many gathered in Nipton, CA to see it go by, tripling the usual population size here. This was the one and only... (more)
October 9, 2019, was an historic day as Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 became the first “Big Boy” steam locomotive to operative under steam over southern California’s Cajon Pass! The big engine (rece... (more)
Returning back to California for the first time under its own power, UP 4014 Big Boy steam locomotives roars with life as it climbs over the summit of Cima Hill. The Big Boy stopped here for a sch... (more)
After descending the steep grade of the western slope of Cima hill, UP 4014 is greeted by a huge crowd at the restored Kelso Station and helper crew quarters. In the steam era Kelso was a helper ... (more)
After a poorly dispatched empty coal drag blocked the view for hundreds of onlookers, UP 4014 begins to pull away from its scheduled stop in Moapa, NV.
My last shot of the day. The Big Boy has made it's last scheduled stop at Delta. Now for the remaining 75 mile run to Milford. Looks like another engineer is getting some throttle time.
The crowds of local people, are a buzz as UP 4014 makes it appearance in the small Utah community of Santaquin Utah. The crowd was full of young and old, male and female. This was my first shot of... (more)
The largest steam locomotive in the world. Is framed with the largest mountain on Utah's Wasatch mountain range. Mount Nebo 11929 FT Taken from Nephi, Utah.
It was a beautiful sight as UP 4014 rounded the corner at Castle Rock, Utah, on a chilly morning of October 1st.
On a crisp September morning the foothills west of Cheyenne again echo the sounds of a Union Pacific '4000' class Big Boy as it storms up Sherman Hill. In this case it is Union Pacific's recently ... (more)
UP 4014 rolls under the former C&NW coaling tower at Nelson, IL.
UP 4014 races into Cedar Rapids at Otis
After making its service stop, Big Boy 4014 departs Wheatland and passes the crowd of people. This was small, compared to some of the other crowds 4014 encountered on this day.
UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 4014 and 4-8-4 844 lead the double header passenger special from Cheyenne to Ogden near Carter, WY
Big Boy 4014 gets topped with water while people from the area view the locomtive