Having exited BNSF rails at Daggett, UP 4014 is just a few miles away from ending it's first day of pulling a special train benefitting the Rail Giants Train Museum.
With wisps of steam filling the air, Union Pacific Senior Manager of Heritage Operations, Ed Dickens, confirms the blue flag has been placed on UP 4014 as the locomotive's mechanical crew prepares... (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)
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)
Union Pacific's Big Boy leads the westbound excursion down the Palmdale cutoff through Mormon Rocks.
Union Pacific's Big Boy leads the westbound excursion over the Frost crossover near Victorville, CA on it's return trip to Colton.
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)