Did someone say a steam locomotive was in town?
Day two of #4014's 2021 road trip begins with the train ducking out of the yard under BNSF & awakening the local wildlife, two birds seen narrowly avoiding it.
Not the FEC we may all be familiar with, but the multitude of trackside grain elevators across Nebraska often come with their own locomotives. Case in point, Farmers Elevator Co. ex-CR 7558 nee-PR... (more)
The launch of the Union Pacific Big Boy 2021 Tour found the 4-8-8-4 #4014 digging in for the climb up Archer Hill, east of Cheyenne, as the train made the trek for Sidney on the first day of the t... (more)
Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 is hot and being readied for an August 6 departure from Sidney to North Platte, NE, as the sun rise for another historic day. Took the opportunity to capture t... (more)
The kickoff of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 2021 tour got underway on August 5. The 4014 is joined by spiffied up UP 4015 with fresh silver trucks and a green anti-glare panel, as seen... (more)
#844 blasts out of a servicing stop.
#3985 is pulling away, quickly, from a servicing stop in Lodgepole. This would be the last mainline trip for it along with her boss, Steve Lee, who would call it a day as well.
With nothing but green signals in front of it, UP's Council Bluffs to Cheyenne passenger special races west down Archer Hill lead by UP's Powered by Our People unit #1111 on May 12th, 2020.
A UP stack train is silhouetted against a colorful Wyoming sunset as it heads east out of Cheyenne on UP's Sidney Subdivision.
The sun continues to set on the Wyoming countryside as UP 1943 leads the Council Bluffs to Denver Passenger Special through Burns, WY on August 19th, 2019.
After crossing over tracks at the previous control point, UP 1943 returns to track speed and continues west leading the Council Bluffs to Denver Passenger Special towards the small town of Egbert,... (more)
In the late evening sunlight, UP’s Council Bluffs to Denver Passenger Special races west through Pine Bluffs, WY on August 19th, 2019 with UP 1943 (the Spirit of the Union Pacific) on point.
When this portion of the railroad was handling 70-90 trains daily, yet another westbound highballs Ogallala, NE. Fuji Provia.
'The Spirit of Union Pacific' arrives in to Cheyenne, WY leading a 12 car passenger special from Council Bluffs, IA bound for Coeur d'Alene Jct, ID.