The ex-B&M roundhouse and yard in North Walpole, NH was the base for Steamtown's excursion train operations when it was in Vermont. A B&M switcher assigned to North Walpole - Bellows Falls idles ... (more)
Home....Simply put 'Big Boy' 4014 was home on Saturday May 4th, 2019 as it returned to Sherman Hill under steam for the first time in 60 years. Big Boys were a fixture on Union Pacific's Overland ... (more)
Hundreds of people gather to grab their photos and videos of UP 4014 as it rolls past the old water tower at Harriman, WY on May 4th, 2019.
An original medium format negative from my collection; the location and photographer were not specified.
Farmrail's junction at Clinton, Oklahoma on May 6, 2019 provides the location for this scene of GNBC power standing on the former Rock Island main running east to west, the former Santa Fe found i... (more)
Tonight while witnessing this piece of history, I was reminded of Field of Dreams. Early on, Kevin Costner stands up and admires the baseball field he has created where there once was a profitable... (more)
As the sun sets on the first leg of the return to Cheyenne for the Big Boy's awakening debut, the excitement for the remainder of the year's trips is still in place. UP 4-8-8-4 #4014 is basking i... (more)
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)
The weekly Conrail power move from Reading to Enola approaches its destination as it crosses the Rockville Bridge. This assemblage of local power from Reading, usually predominated by former Readi... (more)
Big Boy Across the Basin: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special leaves Rawlins, Wyoming as it heads out across the Great Divide Basin. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 &qu... (more)
4014 and 844, with the Spike 150 special, start their ascent up Weber Canyon, passing through Sheephead Tunnel.
To my surprise, there wasn't another person within sight at this location.
"Curves Ahead" - This sign isn't meant for the railroad, but it certainly describes the line ahead of it. NX12 peers around the curve as it nears its destination in New Milford,C... (more)
Crawling along a right of way flooded by the Mississippi River, Canadian Pacific's business train rolls North towards Bellevue, Iowa as a steady rain falls.
Steve Smedley photo