Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” number 4014 is making its first tour in May of 2019. Our video “Big Boy 4014 West”, covers the first runs of the newly restored locomotive from Cheyenne, Wyoming as it travels to Ogden, Utah over several days.
The trip is to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the joining of the transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. We enjoy the first run of 4014 on a May 2, 2019 break-in run, followed by the trip to Ogden between May 4th and May 8th.
We also see the 4014 and 844 nose to nose at Ogden on May 9th, and some of the ceremony at Promontory on May 10th. Plus we have also included footage taken on May 12th of the eastbound move between Ogden and Evanston, which was the very first excursion train for 4014.
Enjoy scenes of the largest active steam engine in the world, double-heading with 4-8-4 #844 and multi-camera coverage of this first Big Boy tour.
Highlights Include: -See the May 2, 2019 break-in run from Cheyenne, and hear 4014 background info -The May 4, 2019 departure from Cheyenne, WY on the first of 4 days to Ogden, Utah -Cresting Sherman Hill at Hermosa Tunnel, and other iconic locations toward Ogden -844 and 4014 ceremony at Ogden on May 9th, hosted by UP CEO Lance Fritz -Scenes at Promontory, Utah (May 10th) 150th Anniv. of the Transcontinental RR -May 12, 2019 eastbound run from Ogden to Evanston, the first excursion run for 4014 -4-8-4 #844 doubleheads with 4014, includes start-ups, pans, pacing, and scenic views -Shot in HD color video, with limited narration and live train audio
Approx. 84 Minutes Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Informative On Screen Graphics & Narration Chapter Menus
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from the High Definition Video Master, and formatted for both Wide-screen and 4x3 TVs -- This DVD will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan 4x3!