I saw it in October of 2019, sadly it went by at 60 mph. https://www.mu-43.com/threads/trains-all-aboard-post-your-railroad-photos.26342/page-59#post-1325098Just discovered this delightful thread. Last year the Union Pacific toured its rebuilt Big Boy 4014 locomotive around the American West. This from the UP website:
"Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds.
Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019."
I went to Luling, Texas, to see Big Boy when it came through in November, 2019. Here are some of my photos.
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Sorry you missed it other than on the way by. It was worth my trip for sure. At least you got some practice shooting a fast-moving train.I saw it in October of 2019, sadly it went by at 60 mph. https://www.mu-43.com/threads/trains-all-aboard-post-your-railroad-photos.26342/page-59#post-1325098
Just for fun I enhanced this photo in Photoshop. It turned out so well I entered it in the "Creative" category in our Photography Club's annual competition last year and won 2nd place in that category.