The Big Boy finally exits the fairgrounds and heads onto mainline track just before 3am.
UP 4014 big boy in reverse tow headed toward the mainline where it will be backed onto the main and head to colton yard facing forward being pushed ny UP 1996 and led by UP 4884.
The classification lights, numberboards and headlight on Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 are illuminated in preparation move its move to UP's West Colton Yard in Bloomington just hours away. Since the... (more)
A side view of UP 4014 as it is pulled across Fairway Drive in Pomona.
Just when you think you've seen it all... As Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 is ferried to West Colton Yard, a number of the steam crew members and a UP police officer take advantage of the emp... (more)
An aging star, at one time the biggest, coming out of retirement attracts throngs of paparazzi! The hundreds of onlookers in attendance watch as Union Pacific 1996 begins to roll Big Boy 4... (more)
Rolling east, UP 4014 crosses the flyover in Ontario with UP 1996 helping in the rear on a sunny, Southern California afternoon.
The First Steps of Many.. UP 1996, the Southern Pacific Heritage unit, slowly rolls back out of the Fairplex in Pomona with UP 4014, The Big Boy. They is the first movement of the engine as... (more)
Union Pacific's steam crew makes final preparations to move Big Boy 4014 out of the Los Angeles County Fairplex facility just before Midnight on january 25th, 2014. Within just a few short hours,... (more)
Having finished most of its move across the Fairplex parking lot, Big Boy 4014 sits across from a piece of the panel track that was utilized to get it there.
UP 4014 rolls toward the camera as it makes its last move for the day at the north end of the Los Angeles County Fair Grounds.
UP 4014 sits at the north end of the Los Angeles County Fair Grounds as a Los Angeles bound Metrolink train passes by in the background.
4014 is close to the starting line at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Only a few pulls left before Big Boy reaches the finish line and will be back on UP mainline trackage.
Adding to the plethora of Big Boy images already submitted... In what seems to be an almost fake scene with blue skies and emptiness all around, I decided to add my own twist from a lower perspect... (more)