Rainy Sacramento Saturday- With a light rain falling on the last trip of the day, Granite Rock #10 crosses the Capitol Mall on its way back to the Sacramento Southern depot.
Remarks: After passing a parked locomotive with a 10mph speed restriction, the radio cracked to life. "Okay, Ed, you wanted your chance to show them... Here it is!" Big Boy 4014 makes so... (more)
Safety First- While Ed Dickens and his crew tend to their steed, a steel Blue Flag protects the locomotive from movement. A medallion bearing the photo of each crew member with a tag beari... (more)
After unloading at the Deseret Power Bonanza power plant in the background, the string of empties streaks across the Utah desert on its way back to the Colorado mine.
Westbound coal for Bonanza snakes through Mormon Gap under wire.
After a successful second day of break-in running on the way to Ogden, Big Boy 4014 cools its heels in Rock Springs as an eastbound stack train passes on the main.
From the bluff high above the Overland Route, the westbound Big Boy struts across the Wyoming plains for the first time in over half a century.
Through the S-curve at Rock River with 4014 in the lead, the special train to Ogden continues west across Wyoming.
Against the backdrop of a westbound intermodal, 4014 clears Dale Junction, Wyoming.
Making its first big show, the special to Ogden passes through the cut at Speer.
Big Boy, Big Light- There's something about a live steam locomotive that just makes them seem larger when they're sitting in front of you. The impressive size of Big Boy 4014 stretches off... (more)
What Year Is It Again? For the first time in 60 years, a Big Boy cools its heels in Rawlins Yard. (Taken with permission and an escort.)
Stranger in a Strange Land- Led by a KCS SD70ACe, a westbound tank train rounds one of the many bends along South Boulder Creek.
Dwarfed by the Rockies overhead, the eastbound California Zephyr exits the lengthy darkness of Moffat Tunnel.