"Union Pacific's Big Boy"

    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. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were "hinged," or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of "pilot" wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. (From the Union Pacific website)

    I made these images in Kit Carson, Colorado while "Big Boy" took a 30 minute pause. I really loved them in B&W. There is so much going on during these stops. Crew prepares the locomotive for the next leg while steam vents from the top. "Big Boy was stopped on the Young St. Crossing so the crossing guard flashed and clanged the entire time.

B&W print on Velvet fine art paper. Available in two sizes 16" x 20" and 16" x 20".

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"Big Boy 4014"
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"Big Boy 4014"

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11" x 14" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

$125

16" x 20" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

$160

Turn Around Maintenance
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"Turn Around Maintenance"

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11" x 14" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

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16" x 20" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

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"SIgnal 4014
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"Signal 4014"

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11" x 14" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

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17" x 20" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

$160

"Steam 4014"
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"Steam 4014"

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11" x 14" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

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16" x 20" Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper

$160