• UP BIG BOY 4014 Harriman Lines Tour

  • Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.
Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by John_Perkowski
 
In October and November, the Union Pacific will send Big Boy 4014 on a major tour of the historic Harriman Lines

The route includes...

Cheyenne to Los Angeles (especially Pomona) on the Overland Route and the Los Angeles and Salt Lake. This is the route of many pre Amtrak passenger trains between LA and Chicago.

Los Angeles to Houston on the Southern Pacific Sunset Route. 4014 will spend 23-31 October in the El Paso yards.

Houston to Kansas City by way of Little Rock. This is probably the old Cotton Belt (SSW) SP subsidiary, but it can also be MoPac or MKT.

Finally, Kansas City to Denver on the UP Kansas Pacific Line, the route of the City of Saint Louis.

Here is the link to the Union Pacific “Great Race Across the Southwest” page.

Finally, here’s a 1/USA map of the trip
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Last edited by John_Perkowski on Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:27 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Demoted from Global
  by John_Perkowski
 
4014 left Cheyenne this morning on the tour.

Trains Magazine and the Union Pacific Historical Society (Jim Wrinn, the Editor, and Cate Kratville-Wrinn) are doing video updates from various places on the line. You can find these on Facebook.
  by Tadman
 
Please please please!

Observe some safety and good housekeeping when viewing 4014. Earlier this week I stopped by Indio (Palm Springs) to see her. People were walking all over the track, in the gauge, on top of railheads, wearing flipflops and high heals, arguing with UP police, etc...

It's a really good idea to stay off the ballast, wear close-toed shoes (boots even), and politely acknowledge UP police requests. This is their house, not ours. We are not ticketed passengers and this isn't an Amtrak platform.

Thanks for you consideration of this, it helps keep big steam running for the next generation.