In preparation for the BigBoy move; back from repairs at NLR UP 4014 leads UP 4884, UPP 6334 Art Lockman, UPP 209 Howard Fogg, UPP 5714 Lynn Nystrom, UPP 9374 & 9313 Cheyenne WY Rotary Snow Plow c... (more)
In preparation for the upcoming movement of Union Pacific Big Boy steam locomotive 4014 from California for restoration in Cheyenne, SD70M's 4014 and 4884 along with a short train of support cars ... (more)
UP 4014 and 4884 lead a 5 car special that is heading to West Colton to retrieve Big Boy 4014 and return to Cheyenne.
Three members of the UP 4014 crew keep careful watch as the 4-8-8-4 negotiates the West Colton departure switches. The consist is lined for the balloon track ahead where it would enter 20 or so f... (more)
In a photo which helps one to understand the proportions of this locomotive, three crew members are seen riding the front porch of #4014. They were creeping along at slow speed, getting ready to ... (more)
Out for a stroll; UP 4014 was out and about in the West Colton yard accompanied by the UP employees working on the program and #7885, which was providing power. The behemoth was run through the d... (more)
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)