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)
Union Pacific 4014 enters the Texarkana yard and is about to stop at the Amtrak Depot. The dispatcher can now get two westbound freight on the move out of the yard that have been waiting patientl... (more)
UP 4014 crosses a small bridge and prepares to stop in front of a large crowd at the depot in Texarkana.
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.
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 speeds north through Mabelvale, as it only a few miles away from a stop at the Little Rock Union Station.
The Big Boy has just completed slowly crawling through the south leg of the Van Buren wye and is now climbing up a slight grade. The UP 4014 steam crew member was riding on the platform to check ... (more)
The Big Boy begins to depart the depot at Gurdon, and puts out an impressive plume of smoke.
The Big Boy races around a curve as it crosses the State Road 35 crossing. Two eastbound trains delayed the Big Boy in departing Prescott, so engineer Ed Dickens opened her up to make up some tim... (more)
The beast emerges from a cloud of steam and smoke as the Big Boy departs Prescott, Arkansas on a 20 degree morning. It may of been cold, but it sure helped to highlight the steam.
The UP 4014 steam crew, having fixed a stuck bell on the locomotive, check other components as morning breaks over Prescott, Arkansas.
UP 3367 leads a doublestack train westbound off of Cajon Pass and into the San Bernardino yard. Included in the consist are two CNW units.