The immense size of UP 4014 is evident as the crew tends to the myriad of valves, rods and pistons.
UP Big Boy 4014 rounds the bend with a windmill farm visible in the background. The persons on the hill off to the right were flying a drone, following the engine through the open lands west of C... (more)
Union Pacific Railroad's Great Race Transcon 150 train departs Evanston, Wyoming on May 8, following Ed Dickens highball statement of "let's go make some history" as they pull in throttl... (more)
UP 4014 and 844 steaming in the sunrise
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.
As traffic races to the next spot, the UP 4014 easily charges through a rock cut west of Laramie as its reunion tour over its home territory continues. What a sight to behold.
Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4014 rests in Rock Springs, WY after Day 2 of its maiden voyage to Ogden, UT. UP 844 is the second locomotive in the consist, probably feeling somewhat neglected ... (more)
The crowds, from town to town, really say it all. I am proud to now have all three of UP's operational steam locomotives in my viewfinder. Never say never. This small town of 284, with barriers... (more)
I have heard, from nearly every rail photographer I've ever encountered since I began this journey in the 70's, how much they longed to see a live "Big Boy". Here we are, in 2019, and i... (more)
Big Boy at Lyman: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special heads upgrade at Lyman. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 "Big Boy". The 4014 was just restored by the Uni... (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)
Union Pacific's Big Boy 4014 picks up the pace as it approaches an overpass at Sinclair, Wyoming.
A few miles out of Cheyenne the Ogden bound steam double header charges up Sherman Hill on the approach to Speer.