Big Boy Union Pacific #4014 by samae

Big Boy Union Pacific #4014

It was such a thrill to see this amazing steam locomotive. It is traveling the country to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Trans-continental railway. She is 132ft and 1.2 million pounds.


I didn’t know what to expect. We arrived early and I set up right at the barrier the official said I could. However, when it was time for her to arrive, the official lost all control of the crowd. See my extras

Here is some interesting info about the train and it’s restoration.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/4014/index.htm

Best on black if you have the time. I choose this “look” to try to convey old and with modern.
I like this in b&w. Were you in Oklahoma?
November 18th, 2019  
I just love the look you chose! It looks so old fashioned (except for the guy with the cell phone :) )
November 18th, 2019  
This is fabulous!! A great image telling a story!! Fabulous processing!!
November 18th, 2019  
@genealogygenie thanks Kim - we live in Grove on Grand Lake-about 1 hour from Tulsa -
November 18th, 2019  
@jernst1779 thanks ! It was so amazing and everyone had their cellphones out - oh how times have changed
November 18th, 2019  
Fabulous capture...love the composition
November 18th, 2019  
This is great! @peadar
November 18th, 2019  
great in bw!
November 18th, 2019  
@casablanca Thanks! Brilliant...
November 18th, 2019  
Wonderful capture, processing!!
November 18th, 2019  
How fabulous!!!
November 19th, 2019  
Looks like the hordes were out to greet it
November 19th, 2019  
Favulous!
November 19th, 2019  
Lovely choice of processing :)
November 19th, 2019  
Wonderful shot.
November 19th, 2019  
This looks like it was taken in the 50s. Excellent work. fav
November 19th, 2019  
Great shot and processing.
November 19th, 2019  
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