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    Exclamation Big Boy Steam Schedule 2021!

    I just got word that UP's Big Boy will be headed out on a new trip. What's more, its heading to the Ft. Worth area, near where I live. So if you live along the line, get your camera equipment ready, the Big Boy is rolling again!

    https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

    Post your Big Boy shots from this year's tour here! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARTrider View Post
    I just got word that UP's Big Boy will be headed out on a new trip. What's more, its heading to the Ft. Worth area, near where I live. So if you live along the line, get your camera equipment ready, the Big Boy is rolling again!

    https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

    Post your Big Boy shots from this year's tour here! Good luck!
    4014 left Cheyenne 8AM MST today, August 5th, 2021. I'll be meeting her in New Orleans on Saturday, August 21st, 2021.
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    And here we see her leaving the Cheyenne shops this morning with SD70M 4015 behind her Aux tenders.
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    I live in Houston, and I hear its coming here as well (the 16th and 17th)! It will be the first time I've actually seen a steam locomotive! Will definitely share videos and screenshots here.
    Last edited by dundun92; August 5th, 2021 at 12:34 PM.

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    Planning on going to Hearne, TX. Thanks for posting the sched and the videos.

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    Planning on seeing her at Ft. Worth, TX when she's on display, can't catch it on the move though. I'll take some videos and such, and make a day out of Ft. Worth as Tower 55 is nearby, and so are the TRE and TexRail tracks. Maybe visit the VRF cam there as well. If only they paired SD70M 4014 with the Big Boy.

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    Default Big Boy 4014 passes by Virtual Railfan webcam as it heads East!

    On August 8th, 2021, Big Boy 4014 passed by the Kearney, Nebraska webcam at 11:34AM Central Daylight Time (CDT).
    Last edited by jordon412; August 8th, 2021 at 08:58 PM. Reason: Updated video
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    Great videos, Thank you both!
    “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” - R.L.S.

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    Interesting consist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Interesting consist.

    I believe the hoppers are for extra brake power, the SD70M was specially dressed up for this occasion. Should have used the #4014 though

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    4014 passed Santa Fe Jct. Kansas City cam on VRF!


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    Nice! Thanks for posting. If I can't see it in real life, I sure appreciate you folks posting videos. Looks great at full screen! Looking forward to more!
    “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” - R.L.S.

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    Default COVID in the house causes Cancellation of New Orleans trip

    Well, my mom has COVID, and since me and my dad are leaving for New Orleans in about a week, we are now contemplating us instead going to see the Big Boy in St. Louis instead, 8 days later, giving us 2 weeks to quarantine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordon412 View Post
    Well, my mom has COVID, and since me and my dad are leaving for New Orleans in about a week, we are now contemplating us instead going to see the Big Boy in St. Louis instead, 8 days later, giving us 2 weeks to quarantine.
    Oh no! Hope your mom gets better!


    Also, the big boy has arrived in Ft. Worth now, gonna see it later today.

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!
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