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One of my very first picts -
The Union Pacific "Big Boy" one of 25 built in 1941 at a cost of $250,000. This was the largest successful steam engine ever built! At a total weight of over 600 tons and a length of 132' it carried 25,000 gallons of water in it's tender.

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Dec 01 2006 06:15 GMT nzshutter PRO
This is a really awesome looking beast!! Excellent transport entry. It says in the caption that it is a steam engine. This loco looks like a diesel. A minor mistake I feel. Nothing to worry about though. :)
Dec 01 2006 06:47 GMT PhotoPro PRO
it does look diesel but was one of the great "new design" steam engines of WWII
Dec 01 2006 07:03 GMT marijke06
great entry, cool train!
Dec 01 2006 07:03 GMT hans55 PRO
this is a steam engine ?? ... wow !! ...good one !!
Dec 01 2006 07:11 GMT handan
old nice bullet
Dec 01 2006 07:37 GMT LizSA
Good entry.....I thought it was a diesel.....but it is still a great entry...!@
Dec 01 2006 07:59 GMT Squirrel PRO
Great photo.....great entry
Dec 01 2006 08:07 GMT Y5
i'm drewling, a Yellow train? nice entry! ;)
Dec 01 2006 08:12 GMT lupion
que precioso tren!!!!!!!!!
Dec 01 2006 08:13 GMT gmastro
very good entry and I like the colours and sharpness of the pic!
Dec 01 2006 08:39 GMT Bali
Great entry!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 01 2006 08:45 GMT genese
fab entry!!
Dec 01 2006 08:50 GMT iyerhari
Wow! it's a great entry, we all can join...))
Dec 01 2006 09:01 GMT AlisonBC
lol it's so big you need a full set of steps to get up there! Wonderful!
Dec 01 2006 09:06 GMT Satto
GREAT entry....big and powerful....:-)
Dec 01 2006 09:38 GMT charlotte
good!
Dec 01 2006 10:42 GMT hamrahi
GREAt entry.........................
Dec 01 2006 11:30 GMT Poulet PRO
Great shot of a great old train !
Great entry, Bill !! :))
Dec 01 2006 11:43 GMT JJAP
It remains me one of the toy trains I had when I was a kid. It was a Union Pacific with a yellow locomotive very much like this one. Got shot!!!
Dec 01 2006 12:24 GMT crucyphot
Impressive engine for a great entry !
Well capted.
Dec 01 2006 12:27 GMT PhotoPro PRO
no problem Carlos - I think that's what I said..... I just typed what the sign said at the museum. :))
Dec 01 2006 12:31 GMT junne PRO
yeah, some people forget to read your own caption, they do that to me too. :-)
Dec 01 2006 12:36 GMT jomoud PRO
I looooooooooooove trains
wonderful photo and great entry
Dec 01 2006 12:38 GMT SunnyRea
Great foto and entry
Dec 01 2006 13:10 GMT jceca PRO
well... this is really a biggggg boy !!!!! :-)
great entry !!!!!!
Dec 01 2006 13:13 GMT sini
great shot and entry!
Dec 01 2006 13:43 GMT Railtrekker
This is Diesel Locomotive. UP classified this as a DD40X it has 2 diesel prime movers to generate electric current for the 8 traction motors (one per axle)
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/centennials/
http://utahrails.net/articles/up-dda40x.php
Very nice picture. My guess would be that the museum had moved some equipment around and hadn't moved the signs yet.
Thanks for sharing
Dec 01 2006 14:52 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Gorgeous, however I agree with railtekker it is a diesel. Not and old black beauty steamer.
Dec 01 2006 15:17 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thanks for the info Railtrekker! Your guess sounds about right - it's a huge museum and they are constantly moving things around.
Dec 01 2006 15:19 GMT PhotoPro PRO
If I had looked at my own picture I would have seen that the number on the train didn't match the number on the sign. I knew something wasn't right about this one! :))
duh.......
Dec 01 2006 16:02 GMT LittleDaisy
Wow!!! That's awesome powerful photo!!! Great entry!!!
Dec 01 2006 16:05 GMT elbeaver
Woah, this is one of your best shots imo! My dad was train engineer.

I love the sharpness, color, compo everything! A+ my fav.
Dec 01 2006 16:55 GMT backstreets PRO
Impressive photo !!
Dec 01 2006 17:10 GMT Lensvision
Very impressive engine.
Dec 01 2006 17:14 GMT jamby PRO
indeed...totally agree with BS...i love the deep blue sky!!!
Dec 01 2006 17:34 GMT Dolcevita
Wow - great picture Bill, a seriously macho locomotive!! lol
Dec 01 2006 17:46 GMT JaredSheppard
Wow, big trian!
Well PP, winter is finally here!
Dec 01 2006 17:54 GMT csabi
great pic,great entry !
Dec 01 2006 17:54 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
It is a grand Locomotive even tho it isn't a steamer!
Dec 01 2006 19:06 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Impressive power in this picture!
Dec 01 2006 20:48 GMT ander
Big transport device ---
There has only been one of those here in Iceland --- and that was about 90 years ago.
Not used very long.
Dec 01 2006 22:50 GMT Archer
Wow...I love this photo! Fantastic entry Bill! Big Fave!
Dec 02 2006 00:56 GMT PennyLane PRO
great shot!! i'll bet the sky didn't look like that in st. louis today :-(
Dec 02 2006 11:43 GMT ranita
Great shot!
Dec 02 2006 17:46 GMT xevirbs
Powerful shot!!
Dec 02 2006 22:05 GMT Elise
cool entry....great catch :))
Dec 03 2006 00:59 GMT mickmusser
Great transport entry. Brilliant yellow against that blue sky.
Steam/Deisel A train is a train is a train............
toot toot.
Dec 04 2006 06:51 GMT litz
Sharp capture of the Big Boy!!!!
thanks to the added description... GREAT!!!!
Dec 04 2006 08:19 GMT korni
GREAT ENTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 05 2006 03:27 GMT wifey
A fine tribute to an incredible machine!
Jan 17 2007 12:58 GMT PaP67
thanks for sharing steam engine unbelievable !
Feb 24 2008 04:07 GMT henrybohawk
awesome---great quality !!!
Dec 18 2008 20:36 GMT markkirby
great capture!!!!
Feb 27 2009 21:38 GMT deafcon1
A Centennial,the most brutal diesel ever!
Jan 23 2011 12:48 GMT David244
Wonderful image looks huge ! Love the colours
Mar 26 2012 13:50 GMT DRYBONEZLIVEMISSIONS
wow wow wow wow
Jun 28 2013 21:06 GMT twsottawan PRO
Big Loco. This was a well engineered pressure vessel back 70 years ago. Water Jacket and Rad cooling, amazing. Engines have so far in a half century. Keep on steaming.

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