High Iron & Big Boys

The Life and Times of a Union Pacific Steam Engineer

By William T. Harvey
Edited by Paula Harvey Conger

122 pages, softcover
64 B&W illustrations


This book is a true story about the men who climbed into the cabs of huge steam locomotives and operated them during the age of steam-powered train travel along the Union Pacific Railroad. The author allows the reader to peer into both the engine cab and household residence of a UP employee and his family living in Wyoming during the 1929-1960 era. A second-generation UP railroader, the author joined the company in 1941 as a 17-year-old fireman in freight service between Rawlins and Green River. He concluded a 49-year-career with UP as a senior engineer out of Rawlins in 1990.

ISBN: 978-1-7340266-6-5

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