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Date: 08/14/19 04:39
Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: kjkriigel

Big Boy #4014 and crew put on a great show for the thousands of fans that lined the tracks just East of West Chicago last month. Searching for the best spot to photograph the locomotive without "railfans" was a challenge, but patience paid off with these two images. Many thousands of photos were taken with the engine on parked display, but few caught the train running at speed with good lighting and nice steam!  Congratulations to the UP for a job well done!

Jeb Kriigel






Date: 08/14/19 07:15
Re: Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: Keystone1

I won’t say it....but you know.



Date: 08/14/19 09:21
Re: Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: andersonb109

I don't mind the supposed issue with the engineer leaning out the cab. At least he is dressed appropriately. The same can't be said for the other two with those unsightly yellow vests. So unnecessary and in my view ruin what are otherwise great photos. 



Date: 08/14/19 15:56
Re: Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: Bob3985

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> I don't mind the supposed issue with the engineer
> leaning out the cab. At least he is dressed
> appropriately. The same can't be said for the
> other two with those unsightly yellow vests. So
> unnecessary and in my view ruin what are otherwise
> great photos. 
The other two are the pilot engineer and probably a MOP officer and are required to wear the vests.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 08/14/19 16:08
Re: Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: HotWater

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't mind the supposed issue with the
> engineer
> > leaning out the cab. At least he is dressed
> > appropriately. The same can't be said for the
> > other two with those unsightly yellow vests. So
> > unnecessary and in my view ruin what are
> otherwise
> > great photos. 
> The other two are the pilot engineer and probably
> a MOP officer and are required to wear the vests.

Bob,

They are NOT required to wear those vests/jackets while in the cab. Those vests/jackets ARE required while on the ground. I can't tell you how many times I have requested such folks to PLEASE remove their "high visibility" gear when they are going to "lean out of the cab". Obviously times have changed.



Date: 08/15/19 01:09
Re: Big Boy 4014 East of West Chicago
Author: coach

I don't care about anyone hanging out a window.  A cool breeze always feels better...

But, please............PLEASE tell the UP crew to stop writing "BIG BOY" in chalk on the face of the engine.  It just looks so damn silly.  It lessens the look of a great engine.



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