17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Big Boy 4014 announces his departure

Because the Big Boy is a steam locomotive, he had to be heated and geared up three and a half hours prior to departure. When his steam content was tested half an hour prior to his departure, he shrieked and let out a billow of steam that was surreal to witness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: West Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Sarah Bass