Union Pacific Big Boy Steam Tour 2019

BarstowRick Aug 16, 2019

  1. BarstowRick

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    We are back in Texas, with a most unusual and unique chase video. This is a five part compilation by two brothers. There's more I'd like to say but I will let the video speak for itself.

    It's a bit long so a favorite beverage, munchies, full screen and sound turned up. Enjoy!



    If you don't get your fix with this video.
    It can't be done.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Definitely one of the better videos so far!
     
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  3. Doug Gosha

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    Thrilling!

    Doug
     
  4. acptulsa

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    She was only doing 30-40 north of Inola.

    [​IMG]

    Highway 88 was a string of northbound vehicles about three miles long.
     
  5. BarstowRick

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    Acptulsa, that is one heck of a nice shot. I'm inmpressed.

    Here's another You Tube'r. with video from Kansas City. It's as different a video as I've seen yet but I like it.

     
  6. Josta

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    Here's a picture of me at the L.A. County Fairgrounds as 4014 was slowly pulled out....
     

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  7. r_i_straw

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    Looks like they are in the process of zig zaging it across the race track parking lot on panel track.
     
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  8. BarstowRick

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    And that is where it all started.

    Nice shot Josta!
     
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  9. BarstowRick

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    At some point here I found myself thinking "Do I need to see another video of the Union Pacific Big Boy?" I mean you've seen one video and have you seen them all? Then it happens. Oh my Gosh, another video but this time in Oklahoma. Well, after all I'm trying to track the Big Boy, so why not?

    So we are back tracking. You know how it is. These videos come available, as they come available.



    I mean, I can't be there in person. Oh, I'd like that! So join me as we sit track side watching Big Boy and his train through the lens of a video camera.

    Nice? I thought so.
     
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  10. BNSF FAN

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    Rick, thanks for finding and posting these videos. I am enjoying all the Big Boy videos so far on you tube but this is one of those events that makes me wish the old school Pentrex team was still around to put out a video. They always managed to turn out a great product to watch and enjoy. I picked up a blueray of the 4014 in the upper midwest from C Vision (my favorite rail video production company) and love it so that's a win. Have watched it several times now.
     
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  11. BarstowRick

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    BNSF fan. You are more then welcome. It's kind of a selfish adventure in that I'm not able to get out and chase it. So, I bring it here for my pleasure and to share it with you. Glad you are enjoying it.

    I couldn't agree more about the Pentrex team. Wish they were out there chasing this train to bring us back there style of videography. My spell checker tells me there isn't such a word. Okay, then we just made up one. LOL
     
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  12. Josta

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    TO reports that the UP steam schedule has changed; no public layover in Denver on Monday/Tuesday; they're headed straight home to Cheyoming that morning instead of on Wednesday.
     
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  13. BarstowRick

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    John,

    Thanks for the update. Sounds like a very tired crew. Can't say I'd blame them.

    So can we safely say, tour over?
     
  14. Josta

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    Almost over, Rick. It ain't over until the fat lady sings....
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    Hopefully they are just tired. Not having any troubles with 4014.
     
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  16. C&O Railfan

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    Did the same crew do the entire tour?

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
  17. BarstowRick

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    Yes, sir. Ed D. was at the helm in every video I could see. Right along with the same guys that serviced the locomotive.

    My personality would be counting the miles before we get home. I'd be warn out for sure. Do I dare say my patience with all the bystanders...well...they did a better job of courting them then I would of. Sigh!

    Oh and John, I didn't hear any fat lady sing. Whistle maybe!
    Grin.
     
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  18. BarstowRick

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    I don't know what else to say about this next video but WOW!



    Rocky Mountain High.

    Nothing like it.
     
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  19. Joe Lovett

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    Thank you Rick for posting the video, it's really cool footage of 4014.

    Joe
     
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  20. Kurt Moose

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    John Denver "Colorado Rocky Mountain High", perfect!(y)
     
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