This was as close to the nose as we could get. 4014 was sitting on mainline track with other consists going past. The railroad didn't want us crawling over live rails. Shame.
Side view of the front of the smoke box. You can see the ALCO builder plate from here...
She's certainly long. There was staff oiling and wiping the running gear the entire time she sat there.
You can really see that you're going to need the middle articulation going around turns with something this long.
An original tender. It has a standard truck, followed by 5 fixed axles. It has been converted from coal to oil feed.
Following the tender were two of these tanks. I am unsure whether they were hauling fuel or just extra water.
The lineup from the back. You can see the first of the two yellow tanks behind the traditional black tender.
Following the tanks was a SD70M, still noted to be under warranty! All long-haul steam trains are now required to have a diesel hidden somewhere in-line to act as as both a power source for the coaches as well as a tow truck if required.
One of several high-top dining cars that followed in the consist.