Sunday, January 19, 2020


Today's Steamy Sunday is another shot of Union Pacific's recently restored 4-8-8-4 Big Boy heading into my town of Junction City.  It was very cool to be able to have this locomotive come through our area.  I found it funny that one of the train crew was photographing us as we were photographing them.  I had to take out a few people who were standing too close to the track.  I heard the crew had to ask people a lot of the time during the trip to stay back.  People don't seem to realize how hot and dangerous these locomotives can be.  Plus putting pennies on the track can be dangerous, the locomotive will not derail, it is much too heavy for that.  The danger is that it could shoot the penny out if not placed correctly and hit someone.  They were removing them as the train pulled into and out of towns, this one as well.

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