Thundering into San Timiteo Canyon, UP 4014 stomps up the grade making short work of it's small train as it leans into a curve at Ordway.
UP 4014 approaches Beaumont for its first service stop of the day after tackling the grades of San Timoteo Canyon.
City of San Francisco Takes to the Coast. The 1955-built dome car No. 9009, named the City of San Francisco in 1993, looks sharp as it brings up the rear of this afternoon's business... (more)
UP 4014's 23-car passenger train brings traffic on Interstate-15 to an almost complete standstill as folks, likely retuning home from a trip to Las Vegas, witness the only operational "Big Boy" st... (more)
A Big Boy Pointing at Tehachapi. UP 4014 will likely be the first and last "Big Boy" steam locomotive to ever find itself on BNSF's Mojave Subdivision - the tracks that deposit BN... (more)
A photo, nor video, can truly capture the experience of what it's like to stand next to an active 4000 class steam locomotive. Brief moments like this, however, where wisps of steam and the glint ... (more)
Dawn Breaks Over Big Boy. It's just after 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 13, 2019, as the Union Pacific steam crew prepares UP 4014 for the return trip to West Colton today via Cajon P... (more)
UP Varnish Flies at Gaviota It certainly feels like a fall day along the California coast this afternoon as the gloomy sky helps the passage of this seven-car, Union Pacific business car sp... (more)
Bringing back memories of classic, streamlined passenger trains running along the coast - UP 7437 leads a 7 car business car special past the Santa Susana depot as it heads for it's only station s... (more)
Swarmed. The small platform at Victorville, California, normally only seeing the passage of Trains No. 3 and No. 4 - the Southwest Chief - is pushed to its limit this afternoon as UP 4014 c... (more)
A Dinosaur Among Progress. SCAX 857, the lone un-rebuilt F59PH on Metrolink's locomotive roster, is still earning it's keep as it's dynamic brakes wine while slowing Metrolink 117 for it's ... (more)
The conductor in charge of this evening's Metrolink 118 looks ahead to confirm a clear signal at the end of the Van Nuys platform before radioing the engineer that he's ready to highball. The sign... (more)
Ed Dickens - All Smiles. Union Pacific's famed senior manager of the railroad's heritage operations, Ed Dickens, is all smiles this evening after successfully bringing UP 4014 over Cajon Pa... (more)
Big Boy & The Mother Road. UP 4014, the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, is close to completing it's first excursion day for the RailGiants Train Museum as the massive 4-8-8... (more)
Cajon Summit - Above The Crowd. With the rear of its train clear of the switch at Silverwood, UP 4014 and it's train of 23 passenger cars prepare to crest the summit of Cajon Pass as at lea... (more)