Big Wheels

You can tell from previous images that Union Pacific 844 is a very large steam locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad. But until you get down beside it, you can’t appreciate how large it really is. The main wheels are as large as a person. I remember standing beside it wondering how much each of these wheels must have weighed, then how much power the locomotive must create just to turn those wheels, much less pull the train.
 

Union Pacific 844 is a very large steam locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad. But until you get down beside it, you can't appreciate how large it really is.

2 thoughts on “Big Wheels

  1. Great way to show the scale, Tim. Personally, I think I would have tried to tone down, or even clone out, the red bucket and the traffic cones as they are rather distracting. Otherwise, I really like this image.

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