Union Pacific 4014 leads a passenger train west through Nelson, Illinois under the old coaling tower. The CNW signals were standing at this time, although they may be gone within a few months.
Crowds swarmed the double track mainline as the Big Boy made a scheduled servicing stop. People did anything they could to see, including sitting on shoulders.
Westbound Big Boy is on its way to an overnight stop at Cedar Rapids. The train is seen here passing the iconic elevator on the UP Clinton Sub at Clarence. This day the people and traffic would b... (more)
After making its service stop, Big Boy 4014 departs Wheatland and passes the crowd of people. This was small, compared to some of the other crowds 4014 encountered on this day.
The general public and a handful of railfans crowded the Big Boy during the service stop in Wheatland to take selfies and look over the big Alco. The steam crew requested block protection on both ... (more)
The Big Boy passes through Low Moor on the way to Cedar Rapids for the night.
It's rolling history as Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 heads west under the Nelson coaling tower, bound for a layover in Cedar Rapids, IA.
UP Big Boy 4014 leads a passenger special west under Route 30, approaching the town of DeWitt.
UP Big Boy 4014 leads a passenger special west out of Clinton, bound for Beverley Yard in Cedar Rapids.