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Date: 11/17/19 08:55
Razorback Big Boy
Author: MaryMcPherson

Yup.... yet another Big Boy video.  This one shot Friday between North Little Rock and Van Buren, Arkansas.

George is in his seventies and mostly retired from the road trips.  Kurt is in his sixties and decidedly not retired yet.  And me?  Well, I'm the wee lass in my late forties and the one that handles the logistics, location research, and most of the chase driving.  We all have heard of the Union Pacific 4000's since we were kids.  Of course we never though we'd see one run.

Little Rock was too close to pass up so, like the Blues Brothers (or perhaps the Three Stooges), we got the band back together and we hit the road with cameras ready to go.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions

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Date: 11/17/19 09:16
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: thehighwayman

This would be the perfect video to replace all the other ones on Youtube that accompany Pat Metheny's song Last Train Home ....
Beautifully shot!

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 11/17/19 09:34
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: UP951West

Mary, your UP 4014 video in AR is outstanding !  Thanks for sharing with us.  --Kelly



Date: 11/17/19 09:44
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: DocJones

VERY NICE!!!
Thanks so much for sharing. 

Have fun, be safe,
Bruce "Doc" Jones  Sierra Madre CA



Date: 11/17/19 09:57
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: Keystone1

Nice job Mary.



Date: 11/17/19 11:41
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: P

Some outstanding video clips there!  Some of the best I've seen so far.  



Date: 11/17/19 13:18
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: BobP

Very well done.
The lake rflection scenes are outstanding. Something seldom seen.



Date: 11/17/19 14:08
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: nycman

Another outstanding video from Mary, Kurt and George, as we have become accustomed to view.  Don't ever stop doing these, they are much appreciated.



Date: 11/17/19 18:49
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: King_Coal

Another excellent video, Mary. Glad you kept all the folks in the shots: that's what this is about.



Date: 11/17/19 19:47
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: dougd

Mary , Kurt, George   thanks for excellent work--great  scenes

The photo line at 1:35 was scary close



Date: 11/17/19 23:34
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: Odyssey

Thank you for sharing the quality video!

Very nicely done from some great vantage points ...

Odyssey
Evergreen, CO



Date: 11/18/19 04:54
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: trainnut7

Very, very nice !!!



Date: 11/18/19 07:44
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: MaryMcPherson

dougd Wrote:
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> The photo line at 1:35 was scary close

Partly the camera angle.  The position of the crowd was carefully controlled by both Conway and Union Pacific police.

We had planned to get a runover shot of 4014 at Conway tunnel.  Before we got there however, we caught wind that there would be a substantial police presense at the tunnel (evidently there was a VERY close call there in the past).  Hearing the police would be there, I left the "suicide camera" in the van when they dropped me off at the tunnel.  As it turned out they were letting people set cameras up all over the place.  They were perfectly willing to let folks have at it until they received word that the train was departing downtown; then it was strictly keeping people in the clear.

Oh well.  Shot myself in the foot on a "money shot."

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 11/18/19 09:56
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: RailRat

Wonderful scenes, nice variety, another great video!
Especially like the cold weather steam!

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 11/18/19 10:02
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: Fredo

Very Nice job Mary. How come the diesel was as quiet as the Tool car? Exclent job well done.



Date: 11/18/19 11:03
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: spdaylight

MaryMcPherson Wrote:

> Little Rock was too close to pass up so, like the
> Blues Brothers (or perhaps the Three Stooges), we
> got the band back together and we hit the road
> with cameras ready to go.

Three Stooges  . . not a chance . . it's the Terrific Trio . . one of the best videos of 4014 since she was rebuilt . . many diverse locations, angles and professional pans . . 
Well done!  Shoudn't be VOTD  .  should be VOTY . . .(year)

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 11/18/19 11:03
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: Spoony81

MaryMcPherson Wrote:
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> dougd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The photo line at 1:35 was scary close
>
> Partly the camera angle.  The position of the
> crowd was carefully controlled by both Conway and
> Union Pacific police.
>
> We had planned to get a runover shot of 4014 at
> Conway tunnel.  Before we got there however, we
> caught wind that there would be a substantial
> police presense at the tunnel (evidently there was
> a VERY close call there in the past).  Hearing
> the police would be there, I left the "suicide
> camera" in the van when they dropped me off at the
> tunnel.  As it turned out they were letting
> people set cameras up all over the place.  They
> were perfectly willing to let folks have at it
> until they received word that the train was
> departing downtown; then it was strictly keeping
> people in the clear.
>
> Oh well.  Shot myself in the foot on a "money
> shot."

Probably a good thing. Several years ago UP put out a PSA on people putting cameras on the tracks after someone did it on an 844 trip.



Date: 11/18/19 11:39
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: MaryMcPherson

spdaylight Wrote:
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> Three Stooges  . . not a chance

You've obviously never ridden with the three of us...... oh the tales I could tell!  But then they'd probably have to kill me!

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 11/18/19 12:06
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: BigDave

Love the shot coming out of the tunnel! Great video!
 



Date: 11/18/19 17:57
Re: Razorback Big Boy
Author: SPB

That was great to watch and hear.  Thanks.

Gerry



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