Union Pacific Big Boy Steam Tour 2019

BarstowRick Aug 16, 2019

  1. BarstowRick

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    I got to thinking are we missing something here on TrainBoard.com. I did a search and nothing came up on the steam tour of Union Pacific's Big Boy.

    Big Boy through Duluth:

     
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    What I'm looking for here is the best of the best video's. Easy on the eye, panning done correctly, good visibility and of course capturing the very essence of the Big Boy and it's crew.

    You have to treasure the moments the crowds press in. After all this is all about them.

    Bring it on.
     
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    Turns out, after some research right here on TB. Buddy Burton started a thread featuring the Union Pacific Big Boy. Here is a link: Buddy Burton's Big Boy Photography.

    It's worth checking it out.

    Feel free to bring your favorite video to either of these posts.
    I'll be watching.
     
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    Rochelle Illinois and Chicago. The Big Boy.

    This is taken pretty much as I might shoot, when considering the crowd of people. Panning and zooming is a bit rough but you get bumped around a lot in crowds like this. Not a photographers paradise. He knows what he's looking for and captures it very well. Just happens to be the same things I'd be looking for. Now does that work or what?

     
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    The Altar Billies present the Ballad of the Big Boy.

    You can't talk Big Boy without these guys.

     
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    Here is a short one for you. I do mean short but with an awesome view.

    The Conductor's Seat

     
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    For some odd reason my link to Buddy Burton's Union Pacific Thread doesn't work. No idea why?
    Do give it a visit it's worth watching.

    Your going to like this next one as if you didn't like the ones above. Grin!!

    Mason City to St. Paul

     
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    I think you will appreciate the shooting and captures in this next video. See if you don't find them uniques, amazing or down right great. Take a look and see what you think.

    Sam Loves Trains.
    Chasing UP "Big Boy" #4014 from Milwaukee to West Chicago!

     
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    I saw 4014 when they stopped for awhile in Albert Lea, MN and it was all quite overwhelming to the point I was wondering if I was really seeing what I was seeing. My hands were shaking as I took pictures.

    They were about an hour and twenty minutes late leaving town as there were some valve timing issues to attend to.

    The videos are all magnificent and historic.

    Doug
     
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    Doug, if these are single shots why don't you combine them into a video slide show and present them here.
     
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    OK, what's the best way?

    Doug
     
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    I'm telling Doug How-To? That's different.

    In your computer go to your files. You'll have to pry around but you should find a prompt that will allow you to add single pictures to a new file. Pick out the pictures you want in the show nd move them to a separate file. You can then request the file be turned into a slide show. Careful there is a prompt for watching all the pictures in your file as a slide show. That's not it.

    It's been awhile since I've done this. So, I will double check my information here to make sure my new computer will do the same thing. I'll be back should I find it different.

    If that works and you now have a recorded video slide show you can then go to You Tube or equivalent website and download it.

    Then, then you can embed the video here on TrainBoard.com.

    I hope that helps.

    Before I forget. Doug and everyone else thanks for all the Likes.
     
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    I''ve watched over the years as Mike Armstrong made and posted videos on You Tube. I'm impressed.

    Here is his presentation of the Union Pacific Big Boy.

     
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    Thanks Rick. I watched the whole thing. It sure didn't seem like it took 40 minutes!

    Such an incredible thing.

    Doug
     
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    I was hoping to keep this one going. However, the service I'm getting from Verizon, is the worst I've ever seen. Apparently I'm on a metered access to the internet. I can't search for videos as they don't come up on my screen. When and if they do there's nothing but buffering. I've complained about it but to no avail.

    I did check to see how many are following along and it's less then one or two a day. Presuming we don't quite have the interest here to keep this alive.

    Keep this going if you wish.

    Thanks to those who have participated and submitted video here.

    Later.
     
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    Doug, I've been busy with other things and haven't had a chance to look at how this computer or my lap top makes a video slide show. Each computer is different depending on the programs you have available. With the earlier ones I had to download an app., designed to make slide shows. That brought in unwanted spy ware and slowed my computer down. I need to make some slide shows from slides I've taken so I'll let you know what I learn when I learn it. Don't be afraid to remind me.

    For now BarstowRick out.
     
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    Certainly interested. I keep checking to see if anything gets posted.
     
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    Appreciate the interest. Then I found something worth noting here.

    But first:

    All my moaning and groaning must have paid off. Calls to Verizon, troubleshooting play back issues and never expecting any of it to be worth noting on their part. This morning things appear to have cleaned up and once again I'm able to view videos without difficulty.

    I've watched several videos where Ed Dickinson is interviewed. Most ot them are typical of the news media. The reporters are talking about the Big Boy or to Ed Dickinson and they were showing the support motor/diesel. Excuse me, do we have any idea OF what we are talking about? I mean how can they miss it?

    Here's one they did right. Notice the nationality of the news production.



    Ed you and your team of mechanic's and engineers did good. Atta boy!!!!:);):cool:
     
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    To the media, it's just a big, ugly, stinky old choo-choo. Not as sleek as "modern" stuff, of which the public is so acutely aware today. And we are, the millions of us who appreciate history, to that media all just a bunch of oddballs and cuckoos. :mad:
     
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    If you get me started on the media you'll have me going for the next two weeks minimal.

    I have a friend who wears a hat he had custom made. On it, it says, "Holy Crap, It's all Fake News." Forgive me if that offends but I will make my point in just a minute.o_O

    As a mortician responding on all kinds of Coroners calls it was interesting to listen to our local news station and read in the paper the next day the alleged news. Seldom and I do mean seldom did they get the location of the incident right, what actually happened, and mostly made up the news as they went. First with the news and nothing but the "Fake" news. You got it. By the way this friend had the same experience working in a Coroner's office, different county. Something we set and laughed at as we swapped war stories.

    Oh, and you can reverse the cuckoo thing. I'm pretty sure those who don't appreciate history are the cuckoo's. ;):confused: Who said? "The past is our future and we are prone to repeat it." He then showed in history just how bad we've repeated the same thing over and over again expecting different results. You got it!:sick:

    My History Teacher.
     
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