It is a very cold, 20 degree morning as the UP 4014 is back under steam and being prepared for the trip to Little Rock.
Hard to tell if this is 1959 or 2019. The good thing is we get to witness again what was common on the Union Pacific over 60 years ago.
Fireworks explode above the Union Pacific 4014, and well, one that exploded on the street to the left of the Big Boy that didn't quite function as expected. A very special thank you the Mayor, C... (more)
The UP 4014 Big Boy sits next to the Prescott Depot and caboose on a very cold, 18 degree morning.
The name says it all.
The crew of the 4014 prepare to free a stuck bell due to the below freezing temperatures as they finish inspecting the train for the days excursion.
Lots of grease around the chain lubricator on the UP 4014.
A member of the UP 4014 Steam Crew attaches a safety harness to the hand rail above the cab window and prepares to walk across as another member keeps a watchful eye. Safety is very important to ... (more)
Fall colors and cold temperatures made for a dramatic departure of the Big Boy from Prescott, Arkansas.
UP 2581 is the second train to roll eastbound past the UP 4014 in about 30 minutes. The two freight trains delayed the departure of the Big Boy on it's trip from Prescott to Little Rock.
A member of the Union Pacific 4014 Steam Crew works on freeing the stuck bell. 18 degree temperatures through the night might of been a factor. Fortunately it didn't take very long for the bell ... (more)
The Occupied Camp Car sign is attached to the rail, protecting the Big Boy after spending a cold, 18 degree night in Prescott, Arkansas. Photo taken with permission.
Enjoying the early morning sunshine in the cab of the Big Boy.
A late running Amtrak Texas Eagle rolls past the Union Pacific 4014 at the Prescott Depot and Museum.
The day after Veteran's Day, I came across this photo opportunity of the US Flag on the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 tender and one of the US Flags on display at the Prescott Museum and Depot.