Pictures from the Big Boy run, late Summer, 2019
These pictures courtesy of James Kuhns:
Stopped at Kelso (near the Kelso Dunes) for servicing. Blocking the only road south in the area.
Running at 40 MPH southwest of Afton Canyon heading for Yermo.
Smiling in the sun in the UP yard at Yermo. "Big Boy" on the smoke box is in chalk and has to be replaced when the loco gets wet or whatever. That name was place on the very first of these locos by a worker and that is how the Big Boy got its name.
Yes, that is bicycle chain and controls forward/reverse.
Barstow, it only the container trains were not there. In my mind they were not to be there.
Mormon Rocks. The people just had to get next to the train which could have done 100's of other places.
A place almost no one knew about.