After sitting cold in the steam shop for all of 2020, Union Pacific 'Big Boy' #4014 was back on tour in 2021 with a month-long trip to New Orleans, LA in the summer. This program covers 7 days of the tour starting with the first day on August 5th. Our coverage begins with the Big Boy charging up Archer Hill just east of Cheyenne, WY pulling a short freight and a caboose plus the 3 steam support cars. We'll then follow #4014 across western Nebraska, ending our coverage at Ogallala on August 6th.
We'll pick up the chase again at the beginning of September with comprehensive coverage of the last 5 days of the tour. Starting at Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, MO, we'll follow #4014 west for 4 days across Kansas and eastern Colorado as the Big Boy climbed the high plains towards Denver and the distant Rocky Mountains. As always, large crowds were on hand to witness #4014 wherever it went and you'll see a number of the service stops in addition to plenty of thrilling trackside runbys. This program ends with the last day of the trip on September 7th as #4014 traveled north on the Greeley subdivision and returned home to the steam shop in Cheyenne. The last 4 days of the tour featured some of the best action we've seen yet with #4014, as the Big Boy was working hard on the many 1% grades along the route to Cheyenne.
The video covers 7 days of operation:
Aug. 5th - Cheyenne, WY to Sidney, NE Aug. 6th - Sidney, NE to North Platte, NE Sept. 2nd - Kansas City, MO to Salina, KS Sept. 3rd - Salina, KS to Hays, KS Sept. 4th - Hays, KS to Sharon Springs, KS Sept. 5th - Sharon Springs, KS to Denver, CO Sept. 7th - Denver, CO to Cheyenne, WY Filmed entirely in HD, this program features some of the best action we've witnessed since #4014 returned to service in May of 2019. You'll see the Big Boy working hard on numerous grades in Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD or High Definition Blu-ray disc.
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Union Pacific 4014 - Big Boy Back on Tour 2021 DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2022-03-26 12:55:13.
5 of 5
big boy back on tour is one of the newest videos from steam train videos after the union pacific big boy 4014 has gain attention with the public since it's return to steam in 2019 a year after the return of the big boy it was placed in the shops in cheyenne wyoming sitting for a year to due the covid-19 pandemic but a year latter the 4014 was back on tour for the 2021 season with a mouth long tour to new orleans louisiana this video covers covers parts of the 2021 trip starting on august 5th following the big boy from cheyenne to ogallala nebraska with the 4014 pulling a fright train the coverage ends on auguest 6th when the train arrives at ogallala nebraska the second part of the video reunites with the 4014 on september 2nd in kansas city missouri at union station the rest of the trip follows the 4014 from missouri through kansas and colorado the video finishes with the last trip on september 7th as the big boy traveled north on the greeley subdivision and returned home to the steam shop in Cheyenne in edition up 1989 (the denver and rio grande western heritage unit) was also added to the train as a way to take most of the passenger cars back to council bluffs iowa overall this another fantastic video seeing 4014 back in action after missing a year of action and hopefully 4014 will operate for the 2022 season this will make a great edition with the 3 vol year of the big boy video's from steam train videos
Additional remarks by chris collins: Narration:Just enough. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Definitely.