Managed to pull down more shots of this train than I had imagined (under the circumstances!) and many of them do, in fact, feature people....which I normally don't try to include...but the spirit ... (more)
Photo finish. So this is how it ended....UP crew, left to right (844 to 4014): Ted Schulte, Kirt Clark, Bruce Kirk, Garland Baker, Troy Plagge, Jimmy Thompson, Don Crerar, Austin Barker, Ed Dicke... (more)
Prior to #4014 heading out for a test run, there was a lot of technical & logistical work done....and taking up nearly two hours was this move around the balloon track....most of the time eaten up... (more)
The first trip of the day on O&NW's last day being able to run the FCEN Sorrento Branch. It was decided that, until the branch is rehabbed, it can no longer host passenger service. For now, Moun... (more)
Time was ticking on this date as Orlando & Northwestern's Golden Triangle service rolls along the old Sorrento Branch, which has now been removed from service for passenger trains. Tavares is Ame... (more)
#4014 stretches its legs in preparation for the long trip to Ogden. The absolute last rays of daylight didn't go to waste.
#4014 stretches its legs in preparation for the long tip to Ogden.
The crowds, from town to town, really say it all. I am proud to now have all three of UP's operational steam locomotives in my viewfinder. Never say never. This small town of 284, with barriers... (more)
I have heard, from nearly every rail photographer I've ever encountered since I began this journey in the 70's, how much they longed to see a live "Big Boy". Here we are, in 2019, and i... (more)
Daytime run of the North Pole Express makes its arrival known....
That'll buff out....
Hard to believe images from just over six months ago are already considered "classic", as their chances of happening again are slim to none. January 2019 saw the announcement of the end... (more)
Another of the great UP steam chases was this, "The Shiloh Limited", seen here on its second day enroute Council Bluffs.
Up until now, I thought this adventure in 2010 was the best UP steam experience I'd ever had that was likely to involve a crowd & make me think twice about chasing. And it still is....but....2019... (more)