UP 4014 Year of the Big Boy vol 1

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Union Pacific 4014 - Year of the Big Boy - Vol. 1

In 2019 the Union Pacific Railroad accomplished what for many years seemed impossible when 'Big Boy' locomotive #4014 moved under steam for the first time in almost 60 years. This was the steam event of 2019, and thousands of people flocked to Cheyenne, WY to see the Big Boy run. This program starts with the test run to Nunn, CO on May 2nd, just two days before #4014 was to depart Cheyenne for a trip to Ogden, UT. This first trip, dubbed "The Great Race to Ogden," was a doubleheader with 4-8-4 #844 to commemorate 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike and the completion of the original Transcontinental Railroad.

We'll follow the entire trip to Ogden and then back to Cheyenne, with a number of unique vantage points along the 'Overland Route' - Union Pacific's mainline across the Continental Divide. You'll see the Big Boy climbing Sherman Hill in both directions, racing across the high desert of Wyoming, and ascending the Wasatch grade through Echo Canyon - the very section of railroad the Big Boy locomotives were designed to conquer. You'll also see the celebration in Ogden, with #4014 and #844 meeting nose-to-nose in a modern recreation of the original ceremony at Promontory, UT.

The video covers 11 days of operation:

    May 2nd - Cheyenne, WY to Nunn, CO

    May 4th - Cheyenne, WY to Rawlins, WY

    May 5th - Rawlins, WY to Rock Springs, WY

    May 6th - Rock Springs, WY to Evanston, WY

    May 8th - Evanston, WY to Ogden, UT

    May 9th - 150th Anniversary Celebration in Ogden

    May 12th - Ogden, UT to Evanston, WY

    May 13th - Evanston, WY to Rock Springs, WY

    May 16th - Rock Springs, WY to Rawlins, WY

    May 17th - Rawlins, WY to Laramie, WY

    May 19th - Laramie, WY to Cheyenne, WY 

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features complete coverage of #4014's first trip, including climbing all the significant grades between Cheyenne and Ogden. You'll see the Big Boy working hard, especially during the return trip as the crew became more confident in the locomotive after breaking it in on the way to Ogden. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

In addition to the standard widescreen DVD, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.

Running Time: 104 minutes(plus 7 minutes of previews)

No region code, dvd can be played at any dvd player worldwide, Blu ray disc can be played at any PS3, PS4 or blu ray player worldwide.

Product CodeYBB1-stv
ManufacturerSteam Train Videos

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