- Mar 3, 2014
- Central Alberta, Canada
- Real Name
Here is my one and only still photo of UP 4014. I took a crappy video that I may try to fix. I also tried to get to the next stop, but a 5 car pile up of train chasers and a road that didn't really go through (MAP LIED), so I missed it's departure.Fwiw, Union Pacific is putting their Big Boy #4014 steam engine on the tracks today for a "The Great Race Across the Southwest." "The Great Race Across the Southwest" tour.
I'd like to try and photograph it, but given the flatlands of the desert around Las Vegas to LA it is sort of unappealing for a background.
There is a mountain pass along Hwy. 15 into LA from Las Vegas near Riverside, CA that might provide some background scenery. Problem is where and what side of tracks for maximum steam showing?
Too bad they couldn't have chosen the Tehachapi Loop tracks (West of Tehachapi, CA) when it is green in the spring, but the tracks don't go south into LA from there. That or the tracks along the Feather River (Hwy. 70) in No. CA.