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    Posted: 17 November 2019 at 14:37
Good Morning all
I had the pleasure to see the most powerful steam locomotive in the world, the UP Big Boy. They weigh over 1 million lbs. with the tender car.
I got up early (0600 on a Saturday) and Drove 2.5 hrs to see it.
I took many photos with the A7R2 70300G and kit 2875. For me, the B&W conversion to old photo looks work best.
Heres several of my favorite I hope you enjoy!

1) Steaming into Gore, Oklahoma

[IMG]DSC02800_3 by Roger Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

2) Didn't notice this lady, I was rather excited taking the photo of the big boy but at least it shows the size of the Big Boy.
[IMG]DSC02801 by Roger Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

3) At station
[IMG]DSC02810 by Roger Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

4)
[IMG]DSC02813_2 by Roger Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

5) All a-Board!
[IMG]DSC02821_2 by Roger Smith, on Flickr[/IMG]

6) Under WayDSC02825_2 by Roger Smith, on Flickr

Edited by RVSSTS - 19 November 2019 at 12:37
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Certainly a big boy, but i wouldn't have guessed this is the worlds biggest locomotive. Great to see it in timeless b&w and apart from the people looking more modern, it could have been taken 100 years ago. TFS Roger .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2019 at 06:37
Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Certainly a big boy, but i wouldn't have guessed this is the worlds biggest locomotive.
Ehm, that is not what Roger said, he said:
Originally posted by RVSSTS RVSSTS wrote:

I had the pleasure to see the most powerful steam locomotive in the world, the UP Big Boy.


Anyway, difficult subject with all those people around. I loved your remark that you were so exited that you missed the lady That is something I could do! For me #5 is the most interesting as the crowd is part of the picture.

TFS!
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I looked it up and it is listed as the world's largest steam locomotive.
I like the images, #5 best, but would really like to see it running across the countryside.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2019 at 15:00
Yes, so many people to see it. It was so in Arkansas the day before as well. Love the BW! I like #2, shows the huge size of Big Boy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2019 at 17:08
Very nice set Roger! I'm happy that you and Dena had the experience of seeing her (Big Boy ) in action and were able to capture some nice images! As I've mention before, this was a historic run. Not only had she not run for more that 60 years, but also only steamed between Cheyenne Wyoming and Odgen Utah, Never in Arkansas and Oklahoma! Of course she generates a lot of interest and excitement. Railfans usually know where she is steaming, but TV and other media sources make her operation known to all. The excitement she generates can also get people killed. I would guess that woman was much too close to the tracks.
 



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Really cool. Maybe it will make its way to Florida as well
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Very nice. The BW works well. It looks like the lady noticed you. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RVSSTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2019 at 18:06
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Very nice. The BW works well. It looks like the lady noticed you. TFS

LOL she did, I talked with her later, she had a Canon 1D series. She takes photos at the Tulsa Drag strip for folks.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2019 at 20:06
Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

Really cool. Maybe it will make its way to Florida as well


She's on her way back to Cheyenne now. I think normally it would be most likely that she will only run on Union Pacific tracks. UP does run in Louisiana, but as far as I know, not much further southeast.

Here is the schedule with map: UP Steam schedule
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2019 at 05:38
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


Ehm, that is not what Roger said, he said


I know what he said, hence this reaction..
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