Climbing the grade toward the Altamont Tunnel at Ragan between Leroy and Spring Valley, Wyoming, is Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 and Northern No. 844 (along with EMD SD70ACe No. 8937) leading a ... (more)
Speer Water Tank
Recently fallen and removed the Speer Water Tank still stood while Union Pacific was testing 4014 on this late July stormy afternoon. The stormy skies play a tune of c... (more)
The trinity of the UP Steam Program for so long, UP 4014 (4-8-8-4), UP 844 (4-8-4) and UP 3985 (4-6-6-4) look out of the Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In November of 2022, UP 3985 was donated ... (more)
A final portrait, UP 4014, UP 844, UP 3985 and UP 5511 outside the Cheyenne Engine House.
Union Pacific Thoroughbreds
The crew of the steam program at Union Pacific Railroad set out to record the last time 844, 4014, and 3985 will ever be together again in the steam house i... (more)
UP's restored Big Boy is making its way back west towards the end of July after touring the Midwest. The train passed thru Iowa on July 30 thru August 2 on its westbound trip. The train laid over ... (more)
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 (4-8-8-4) splits the signals at Speer, Wyoming as it makes a test run.
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 and UP GP9 225 are seen leading a freight near Hermosa Wyoming on August 5th 1956. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
The iconic 70 year old water tower at Speer, Wyoming has been torn down. It provided a great scenic element to many photos over the years, including when UP 4014 was doing a test run in 2021.
A sight likely never to be seen again was this All-Star line up of rare steam powered locomotives. The class photo, take at the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne Wyoming, included UP 4014 (4-8... (more)
Big Boy 4014 with Challenger 833 on their way back to Cheyenne, WY