The end of the 2019 Big Boy runs is just an hour or so away from being complete. And as we sit here in 2020, there is never a better time to reflect.
Wasn't sure if or when I'd have reason to dig back into the archives for this incredible moment in time, but here we are, first week of 2020 and word comes down that The Challenger #3985 will be r... (more)
#4014 is on the final approach of its last trip for the year, which coincided with a noteworthy storm that closed the interstates west and east of here....but miraculously kept the Denver-Cheyenne... (more)
#4014 is working up the grade under Terry Ranch Road on the final sprint into Cheyenne. Somewhere between Nunn & Carr, the headlight went dark. As the thank-you's are handed out, we are also ete... (more)
There was no scanner or device required to track the progress of 4014 from here. You could see this plume for miles & miles. The forecast for the "blizzard" had this as one of the areas most lik... (more)
#4014 didn't let a "blizzard" hold it back from reaching the home plate of Cheyenne.
On May 2, 2019, the Union Pacific Railroad's Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 made a test run from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Nunn, Colorado, before turning back due to time constraints for the steam crew. As the... (more)
With a bit of indulgence for its first on-the-fly night photo, Union Pacific Railroad's 4-8-8-4 #4014, affectionately chalked on May 3, 2019, as the "Big Boy" on the front of the locomotive by Ed ... (more)
UP 844 and 1943 lead the 2018 Edition of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train. Here it is seen passing under Interstate 25 as it begins its southbound "deadhead" move to Denver, CO.
A group of people flock to the railroad tracks near Nunn, CO as UP 844 leads the Cheyenne Frontier Days deadhead special from Cheyenne, WY to Denver, CO on July 19th, 2018.
UP ET44AH #2613 leads the ZLADV south past the Peckham Feed just outside of La Salle, CO.
UP 844 flying south near Pierce, Colorado.
UP 844 crosses the South Platte River bridge just south of Greeley, CO leading the 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Train.
Ed Dickens prepares UP 844 for its departure out of Greeley, Colorado.
After a short thunderstorm, UP 844 races south through the small town of Nunn, CO.