Yesterday, the 4014 rolled into the Armpit of Texas (El Paso), it will be on display thru tomorrow and then will have maintenance performed on it for the next 8 days. The two guys standing next to the firebox, is a guy from the FRA and Mr. Ed Dickens who happens to be the Head of the UP Steam Program, he is a super nice guy. He really loves running the engine. I'd really running the engine too. What a dream job to have. The engine and train will be here until the 1st and will depart at 8 AM for Alpine Texas and from there to San Antonio. What a delight to see, they have done a fantastic job on this engine. I found out an interesting tidbit from Mr. Dickens, the tender behind this bad boy is from the 3985.
I'm going back early in the morning to see if I can get some good clear shots where there are no people in the pictures. Very hard to do sometimes.
I never thought that I'd see a Big Boy in the Armpit of Texas.