Big Boy Runs on May 12th

Until the last two few posts, I did not realize just how much the fares were! OMG! I guess a cab ride would be five figures! Come to think of it, I have wasted more than $3000 on much more frivolous pursuits! If ya got it, flaunt it!  LOL!

vita sine litteris mors est  (Seneca)

I had a chance to ride in a fully restored B25 this week for $450.  I didn't get back from Seattle in time though.  As for the Big Boy I had considered going, but it would be a four day deal for me, and the crowds would be horrendous.  I'll sit and wait for it to come to Omaha and can then take a more leisurely approach.  What I really want to photo are the repro engines at Promontory when they do a re-enactment.  I have an 1860s vintage camera & lenses and am learning how to shoot wet plate.  That would be a hoot to do there!  Hope to get East sometime and photo the Lincoln 4-4-0 and the funeral car.

 

Kent in SD

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,

Miserere nobis.

Scroll past the 844 schedule and see the BB schedule here 2019 Union Pacific Steam Schedule
From the above mentioned official schedule:
Saturday's start "The Big Boy will make several brief stops in communities on its way to Ogden.

Saturday, May 4  Cheyenne Depot

Christening 9:30 a.m. MT
Depart Cheyenne  10:00 a.m. MT

  Arrive  11:15 a.m. MT  Harriman, Wy
  Depart  11:30 a.m. MT County Road 102 Crossing
 
Arrive 12:30 p.m. MT  Laramie, WY
Depart 1:15 p.m. MT  Laramie Historic Railroad Depot
          E. Kearney and S. 1st St. "

I plan to be waiting at E. of Harriman to catch a run by.

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