Cold And Silent
Kirkwood, Missouri. December 31, 2004.
This is a view looking inside the now dormant firebox of Union Pacific Big Boy X4006. At one time, fire raged inside this firebox creating the heat that turned water into the steam needed to propel this mighty steam locomotive. Big Boy X4006 is one of many steam locomotives on display at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation.
Photo © Tom Gatermann.