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UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years by Ryan Slaton
Well, you all knew it was coming and here are a few pictures from Big Boy 4014's first mainline trial run on May 2nd, 2019. 

The steam crew did a fantastic job on the restoration, 4014 looked and sounded great. What an experience it was today to watch a Big Boy highball Cheyenne for the first time in 60 years...hard to put into words. Hope you enjoy the photos.
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For bigger size photos - please click on the 4-digit number below each photo)
RS-1918) After making a few back and forth moves in Cheyenne yard the 4014 shoved out onto main 3 at 508. A few minutes later they had a light and 4014 was on the charge west into Cheyenne.
RS-1919) After stopping for an inspection at Tower A the 4014 recreated a once daily ritual of a Big Boy storming out of Cheyenne and up Sherman Hill. At Speer 4014 would diverge off the Overland Main for a run down to Greeley, CO.
RS-1920) The sun had set on the trial run at Speer and it was getting dark fast but I wanted one more look at the big ALCo, so I went down to Carr, CO. I played around with the high ISO setting on my new 6D mark II and got some neat results, even if a bit grainy.
RS-1921) This first photo was taken on May 2nd just before Big Boy's first mainline trial run. Before they shoved out onto the main the 4000 ran back and forth on the Hansen (track) in Cheyenne Yard. The steam crew carefully observed the 4014 as it ran up and down the Hansen, making adjustments where needed. Here we see a bit of the 4000s articulation as it has paused at the west end of the South Hansen. I had asked my manager if it was cool to take photos and with his blessing me and a few other rails had the 4014 all to ourselves in Cheyenne Yard.

 

5/02/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - latest test run videos
Rare Aerial Footage of the 4014 Big Boy on its first run outside the yard by Vintage Slots (13'45")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0iUMDCkzc&feature=youtu.be
First Look! Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4014 Test Run in Cheyenne, WY! by Michael Loves Trains (6'20")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoMBKWW0ag
Worlds largest steam locomotive is back! Big Boy 4014 hits the main line by Traveling Tom (34'35")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR7Q27cIEvo
Union Pacific 4014 1st Test Run by SteamUp (13'53")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhZ0o8jNd0A

over all copyright by Werner Meer, Switzerland 2019

2019 Union Pacific Steam Schedule:  https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

 

UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years by Ryan Slaton
On Saturday May 4th, 2019 the 'great race to Ogden' began in grand fashion as Union Pacific's newly restored Big Boy teamed with stable mate 844 for their multi-day journey across the original transcontinental. I followed the double-header west out of Cheyenne to Rawlins on the first day, hitting a few planned spots. We had some great weather early on but by the afternoon the clouds had really moved in. We were living right however and had sun shine at all four locations we photographed the train at!
RS-1922) The 'big day' and my first glimpse of the double-header. 4014 and 844 are just a few miles out of Cheyenne, approaching Speer.
RS-1923) Big Boy was truly at home on Saturday on Sherman Hill. While the Big Boys were regular fixtures between Ogden and Cheyenne starting in 1941 it was Sherman Hill that kept them employed near the end. Here the steam special emerges from Hermosa Tunnels on main one, now on the down grade towards Laramie.
RS-1924) Union Pacific .... Route of the Streamliners, Domeliners, and Big Boys.
RS-1925) Our last location of the day was near the top of Percy Hill between Hanna and Durant, WY. We really cut it close here as by the time the rear of the passenger consist went sailing by the sun was covered by clouds!

 

5/04/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - on the way to Ogden (Day 1)
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 and UP 844 - First Double Header by SD457500 (8'00")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItEYOkvjLE
Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header Cheyenne to Rawlins, Wyoming by Traveling Tom (21'26")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgH3pT4IH0
2019 Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 The Great Race to Ogden First Day Compilation by American Train (30'21")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4-pql_G8Rg
Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 Departure at Cheyenne Depot
by 106.3 Country Radio Cheyenne (3'14")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESMarPErm4
UP Big Boy 4014 at Harriman, WY - May 4, 2019 by Randy Lee (1'38")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElrzNkZY37s
The legendary Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 steam engine with UP 844 at Laramie by Virtual Railfan (9'04")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ2YCsigQVc
Raw / Unedited Drone footage of UP 4014 / 844 North of Laramie by Vintage Slots (11'37")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYZ8-O-RXIc
Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy 4-8-8-4 at Laramie with some close ups of both steamers by karlruth1 (5'08")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns6xnAryksY
UP 4014 & 844 - Great Race to Ogden DAY ONE by Rail Blazer 5371 (6'41")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLaVOtwvse8
May 4 to May 9, 2019: 15 minute compilation of best UP 4014 Big Boy video clips by dbrohm (15'49")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDu5WpIPoY

 

UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years by Bruce "Doc" Jones
First 3 photos were taken on May 4, 2019
Between May 2 and May 7 a couple close friends and I traveled to Denver Colorado and thence to Cheyenne Wyoming to chase the UP Big Boy 4014 across Wyoming and into Utah. The chase was great. Of course we had to share the locomotive with a few thousand or more of our "good friends" but it made for a great time. We left the 4014 at Evanston Wyoming due to our schedules and did some "Diesel" railfanning from there into Ogden Utah. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. (Bruce "Doc" Jones, Sierra Madre, CA)
BTW, they are not in strict east-to-west order as they were taken with two different cameras.
BHJ-004 5/04/19 Speer, Wyoming BHJ-009 5/04/19 Laramie, Wyoming
BHJ-014 5/04/19 Bosler Wyoming

 

5/05/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - on the way to Ogden (Day 2)
Chasing UP 4014 Big Boy & UP 844 Double Header Through Wyoming by NY Trainzchaser (16'42")
incl. Testrun at Cheyenne plus Day 1 and 2 up to Rock Springs, WY
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aZbzfJQmaA
Raw / Unedited Drone footage of UP 4014 / 844 near Creston WY by Vintage Slots (5'20")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvQ_DjErxEY
2019 Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 The Great Race to Ogden 2nd Day Compilation by American Train (12'50")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwmXDZ8J_Jo
UP Big Boy 4014 Fully Restored To Operation Part 4! Incredible Shots by 844 Steamtrain (3'05")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp3W-M5q4nk
Big Boy #4014 Departs Wamsutter, Wyoming by Coaster Trains 95 (2'14")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBqQgPi1Cuk
BIG BOY 4014 & U.P. 844 at Point of Rocks Wyoming by Wyoming Hunter (6'09")
Direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogXRHk8Hq-Y
Aerial (drone) video (with sound!) of UP Big Boy 4014 near Bitter Creek WY by Vintage Slots (4'30")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSjJ3abn2LY

 

UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years by Bruce "Doc" Jones
Next 12 photos were taken on May 5, 2019
BHJ-028 5/05/19 Creston Wyoming
BHJ-029 5/05/19 Creston Wyoming
BHJ-038 5/05/19 Wamsutter Wyoming BHJ-046 5/05/19 Wamsutter Wyoming, note: Ed Dickens in charge.
BHJ-049 5/05/19 Wamsutter Wyoming BHJ-052 5/05/19 Lubricating at Wamsutter Wyoming
BHJ-055 5/05/19 Front end detail of 4014 at Wamsutter, WY BHJ-061 5/05/19 Point of Rocks Wyoming
BHJ-174 5/05/19 Big Boy at Wamsutter, WY BHJ-200 5/05/19 Big Boy at Rock Springs, WY
BHJ-201 5/05/19 Diesels are passing 4014 at Rock Springs, WY BHJ-217 5/05/19 UP 4-8-4 at Rock Springs, WY

 

5/06/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - on the way to Ogden (Day 3)
UP 4014 Big Boy at Leroy, Wyoming by Dave Schumacher (11'42")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxeoAuAOuBE
The Big Boy Arrives at Evanston Wyoming by Karyn Felix-Angell (7'41")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMjNT7C4FEo
Union Pacific HD 60fps: UP Big Boy 4014 & FEF-3 844 Great Race to Ogden Chase Day 3 Preview by Fan Railer (3'04")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdgK3ZBajFY
Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header Rawlins to Rock Springs, Wyoming by Traveling Tom (15'35")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f51PbhSQSpY
Union Pacific BIG BOY 4014 Rides Again! Worlds Largest Steam Locomotive by JohnnyD's World (5'59")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq13aCPk9wE
[4K] Big Boy 4014 & 844 Doubleheader Under a Brilliant Sunrise - 60 fps by NorfKhazad (4'36")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyPjPAxeYTU

 

UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years by Bruce "Doc" Jones
Next 6 photos were taken on May 7, 2019
BHJ-103 5/07/19 Evanston Wyoming BHJ-112 5/07/19 UP Big Boy at Evanston WY
BHJ-114 5/07/19 Evanston, WY BHJ-117 5/07/19 UP 844 at Evanston, WY
BHJ-123 5/07/19 UP 844 at Evanston, WY BHJ-226 5/07/19 Ogden Depot w/loco display

 

5/08/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - on the way to Ogden (Day 4)
Union Pacific HD 60fps: Pacing UP Big Boy 4014 & FEF-3 844 Through Echo Canyon by Fan Railer (16'59")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49goF9xpXYg
Big Boy No. 4014 and No. 844 in Morgan county, UT May 8 2019 by Northern Utah Dashcam (3'01")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ7Ng6AKySo
Big Boy 4014 and 844 Doubleheader Steam Locomotives to Ogden by airailimages (16'44")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLsUofb8WNk
Union Pacific HD 60fps: UP Big Boy 4014 & FEF-3 844 Great Race to Ogden Chase Day 4 Preview by Fan Railer (2'19")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBd4AZgQ3KA
Big Boy and 844 at Ogden Yard, no people, no rain. May 8, 2019 by cantabriaaa (4'33")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U9oYAdoJvg
Big Boy, Worlds Largest Steam Locomotive Passing UP 844 ! 3 Train Meet! by Jaw Tooth (13'36")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwwdpYSOzC4

 

5/09/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - on the way to Ogden (Day 5)
Heritage Festival 150th - Golden Spike 150 & BIG BOY 4014 at Ogden by RoadTrippinNomad (4'02")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpTxV8YQNuw
2019 Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 The Great Race to Ogden Fifth Day Compilation by American Train (24'28")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz29o3aFags

 

5/10/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - at Ogden (Day 6)
UNION PACIFIC No. 4014 & No. 844 WHISTLE in Ogden UT, Great Race 150th Anniversary by Daniel Zombori (7'34")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0mHVV945bI
Big Boy and 844 Railfanning and More by KDT&R Productions (8'41")
Direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awqm5dkugVo
Union Pacific 844 and Big Boy 4014 at Ogden, UT by challenger3989 (24'20")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3wLvYClxFA
Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy, UP 844 & More Trains In Ogden, UT 5/10/19 by Bobby Case Loves Trains (15'30")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKxvDu-eW08

 

5/12/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - going home to Cheyenne (Day 8)
Magnificent [4K] Big Boy Union Pacific #4014 Aerial Pacing Inaugural Trip 5/12/2019 by Railfan Dan (7'46")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLS59bkxqMc
Chasing UP Big Boy 4014 and 844 Over the Wasatch Mountains by Chuttlely (9'09")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlT2wAIaL9A
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 and 844 Leaving Ogden by Doug Atwood (5'19")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwFxYwkBmoE
UP Big Boy 4014 Climbing Weber Canyon on Mother's Day, 12 May 2019 by airailimages (11'06")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh6RP_QSq0Y
Big Boy Returns to Evanston Wyoming by Karyn Felix-Angell (4'09")
Direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCZbgpwWqww
Chasing Big Boy 4014 & 844 up weber canyon. Ogden to Echo, Utah by Aired down and disconnected (8'59")
Dirct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bofmo5MAVyk
An aerial (drone) view of the UP 4014 Big Boy Articulating in a curve by VintageSlots (1'46")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z4TjUmNYX0
Union Pacific 4014 "Big Boy" returns to Echo during Spike 150 Celebration on May 12, 2019 by Michael Libby (7'55")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35NtV6abR2w&t=352s
Chasing the Big Boy 4014 and Living Legend 844 Doubleheader! by Central California Rail Productions (9'21")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scgxsu9JKtI
[4K] UP "Big Boy" #4014 Leads The Spike150 Excursion! [May 8 & 12, 2019] by Royal Hudson Rail Videos (11'11")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXYPPpGLaQ
UP BIG BOY 4014 CHASE from Ogden, Utah to Purple Sage, Wyoming! by spencerhughes2255 (8'44")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoxiR-KmV0
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 & 844 at Morgan Utah 5/12/19 by conrailSD40guy (2'58")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea_KDwMWWfg
UP Big Boy 4014 on the Long Uphill Climb to Curvo Tunnel MP 930 by Rocky Mountains (3'13")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdergKGHJ-Y
[HD] UP Big Boy 4014 on the Great Race from Ogden! Ft. UP 844! (5/12/2019) by American Rail Videos (3'46")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vhn8ZUkJuM
4014 And 844 from Ogden Utah to Evanston Wyoming by Next-Gen Railroaders (11'01")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVjxBYh1gOM
May 12 & 13, 2019 Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Back to Cheyenne Compilation by American Train (23'28")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJlnPOK26E
Railfanning Weber & Echo Canyons ft. UP 4014 5/12/2019 by Westbound Railfan Productions (12'49")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDLtJxzmyw
Big Boy and the Living Legend racing up Echo Canyon 5/12/2019 4k drone by Eddy Abbott (4'00")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvztTMkrMfg

 

5/13/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - going home to Cheyenne (Day 9)
UP Big Boy 4014, 844 at Stowe Creek, near Evanston, WY 5-13-19 by Dave Schumacher (5'31")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19_KSnOCqZc
Big Boy 4014 and 844 UP Steam Trains From Ogden to Cheyenne by Mech Master (5'28")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leLpBk7cd1M
Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 from Ogden, Utah to Rock Springs, WY by Aaron McCreight (25'45")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED0ihiJdT84
Union Pacific 4014 & 844: Big Boy to the Golden Spike (Ogden - Evanston) by SmokyMtnSteam (17'22")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49NBZQvimcs
UP Big Boy 4014 On to Green River - 13 May 2019 by airailimages (12'07")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSKb2fyWEY
[4K] Big Boy 4014 & 844 - Evanston to Rock Springs - 60 fps by NorfKhazad (6'40")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAklf_KxHq4

 

5/16/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - going home to Cheyenne
UP 4014 & 844 Doubleheader from Point of Rocks to Cheyenne by Southwest Washington Rail Productions (26'31")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuMCLKV9q0U

 

5/19/19: UP Big Boy 4014 is back alive after 60 years - going home to Cheyenne
Union Pacific's Big Boy & 844 departs Laramie, WY by Virtual Railfan (8'12")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfXtsQAbj5k
Chasing Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 back home to Cheyenne by Sean McBride (7'05")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu72-5xXFOQ
Chasing the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Laramie to Cheyenne by Metra160 (12'31")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuLS7HqjoR0
Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 Whistles! This is my full video compilation of the entire trip to and from Ogden before and after the 150th Anniversary Celebration, and during The Great Race To Ogden by 844Steamtrain (15'36")
Direct Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpJniq4pzZo

 

5/19/19: Big Boy 4014 taken by James Hickey at Hermosa Tinnel in 2014 and 2019
A demonstration of what, a dream, 5 years of hard labor and many millions of dollars can do.

Among all of the photographs taken of the recently resurrected UP 4014's trip from Cheyenne to Ogden & return, I think that these two images best tell the whole story. The first image (05-08-2014) shows UP 4014 & 4884 (diesels) pulling UP 4014 steam engine - (which had been on display in Pomona, CA for 50 years) to Cheyenne, WY for rebuilding. The second image (05-19-2019) is of the restored UP 4014, under its own steam power, returning to Cheyenne after a triumphant round trip to Ogden, UT. Both images by JAMES HICKEY EB at Hermosa Tunnel.
   GGG
JH-1901 5/08/14 Big Boy 4014 on the way to Cheyenne for rebuilding JH-1902 5/19/19 Big Boy 4014 under his own power back to Cheyenne

 

News 5/31/19:  Big Boy excursion set for Southern California on October 12 & 13, 2019
Direct Link:  Big Boy excursion set for Southern California | Trains Magazine

did you see our photography of the Big Boy 4014 transfer back in 2014?

2014 transfer of UP 4014 from Pomona to Las Vegas
How UP 4014 is moving from the "Rail Giants" Museum in Pomona to the Metrolink Tracks and to Colton and over Cajon Pass by Gary G. Gray, Marc Fournier and Bruce H. Jones.  click here for photos

 

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