DONE!: With this word, the Transcontinental Railroad was declared completed on May 10th, 1869. One day short of 150 years later, the Union Pacific Railroad held a ceremony in Ogden, Utah to... (more)
Mallet steam locomotive 414, constructed in 1932 by Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécanique at Graffenstaden, heads a mixed train Tournon - Lamastre through the Doux Valley.
With a lot of different cars Mallet 414 arrives in Lamastre with the scheduled passenger train from Tournon.
The Union Pacific Steam Special getting underway after a short servicing stop on the main line at Point of Rocks, Wyoming. I saw some inspection and lubrication being done on the fireman’s side an... (more)
The immense size of UP 4014 is evident as the crew tends to the myriad of valves, rods and pistons.
UP Big Boy 4014 rounds the bend with a windmill farm visible in the background. The persons on the hill off to the right were flying a drone, following the engine through the open lands west of C... (more)
"Route of the Streamliners"
In a bit of an unconventional twist, Big Boy 4014 leads a Pocket Streamliner of 9 cars, with 844 and a diesel in trail.
Union Pacific Railroad's Great Race Transcon 150 train is just a few miles from reaching the terminus at Ogden, Utah, as it is dwarfed by the mountains that rise above Uintah, UT.
Union Pacific Railroad's Great Race Transcon 150 train is seen gaining some speed after departing Echo, Utah and passing through Henefer on the way to Morgan. Interestingly the smoke/steam obscur... (more)
UP 4014 and 844 steaming in the sunrise
Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4014 leads through the spectacular Utah scenery on its way to Ogden.
After a successful second day of break-in running on the way to Ogden, Big Boy 4014 cools its heels in Rock Springs as an eastbound stack train passes on the main.
With temperatures in the high 30s F, the Union Pacific Great Race 150 train departs Evanston, Wyoming, with Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 and 4-8-4 #844 putting on an impressive show of steam and smoke as... (more)
Preserved on static display in the "19th Century Hall"