Big Boys!

Some of the most popular videos I've ever posted have been of the Union Pacific (UP) Big Boy steam locomotives.  The prototypes were the longest steam locomotives ever built and everything about them was enormous.  My MTH Premier models are rather old and originally came with the Protosound system.  A while back, I upgraded both of them to Protosound 2 (PS2) so that they would work with DCS and have all the bells and whistles.  While more modern models may have a few more details, they remain very impressive.  Now that I'm reshooting videos in True HE 1080p, it was an easy choice to get them out of the display case and put them on the tracks, double-headed for twice the sound and twice the smoke, at the head of a very long, very heavy freight train, exactly as they would have run in real life.  The train has 42 AtlasO 36' and 40' woodsided billboard reefers, and between the locomotives and the reefers, I have to say that this is one of the best videos that I've shot to date.  Enjoy! 🙂

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