Unofficial Train, Plane, and Tram thread #15

Started Jul 29, 2022 | Discussions thread
Pete_W Veteran Member • Posts: 3,749
Re: Chasing Big Boy - UP Steam Locomotive #4014 - in Colorado

Suzatlarge wrote:

Yesterday I chased the world's largest steam engine as it traveled from Cheyenne WY to Denver CO on a special excursion. I got rained on and muddy and even blasted (at a distance) with steam. it was a hoot and I'm so glad I did it.

I watched the train pass through the small town of Ault, Colorado. Then I drove south a few miles to Greeley, where Big Boy made a scheduled 90 minute stop so people could get an up-close look. The turnout was - big. All along the route. I talked with people who live along the route and go to their favorite viewing spot every year to watch Big Boy come through.

My Tamron 18-300 lens on the APS-C Sony a6600 served me well, I think.

A celebrity was in town and the fans were out in force. Greeley, Colorado. July 28, 2022.

This is awesome! I love the b&w on this shot and the focal length really brings this to life. That must have been a lot of fun chasing the train. What a loco!

Thanks for starting the new thread, Suz.

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