RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 4014 Union Pacific Steam 4-8-8-4 at Peterson, Utah by John West
 
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Steam 4-8-8-4 (more..)
Peterson on the Evanston Subdivision (more..)
Peterson, Utah, USA (more..)
May 12, 2019
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UP 4014 (more..)
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In some ways this image summarizes Mothers Day with the 4014: beautiful weather, the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, and crowds of regular folks enjoying the spectacle of a "Big Boy" on a train. It was a great public occasion for the railroad, and perhaps a somewhat frustrating day for the railfan photogs. I had resisted going because of the expected crowds, but in the end the lure of seeing a 4-8-8-4 on its home rails was just too tempting. I had scouted this location the day before, and decided it was just too nice to ignore. I reluctantly embraced the notion that I was there to photograph an event, not just a locomotive. So I joined several hundred other photographers and folks just looking to enjoy this wonderful scene, freeway gridlock, parked cars, and all.
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