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Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy by markkarvon Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy by markkarvon
This is the second in a series of railroad pieces I am doing. Union Pacific's behemoth - Big Boy.
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UPSteam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The legend of the rais will eigagn! Long lve the 4014!
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Rejoice!  Union Pacific has made acquired #4014 from the Southern California Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society to restore him to operation.  The Big Boy will live again!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is good news indeed! Only Union Pacific has such great respect for their steam heritage.
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MSKM2001 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Beautiful work
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconkplkabbage:
KplKabbage Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is cool! they are planning to restore Big Boy number X4014
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It would be awesome to see a Big Boy in action. Now if Norfolk Southern would just bring back 1218...
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:iconkplkabbage:
KplKabbage Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah... at least they still have a challenger running!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome
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jereese Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You have Big Boy running on right tracks and correct location. Most of Big Boy work was mountain climbing over the Rockies during the war years. The art work is great, looks like real thing. If you had much smoke from the stack, then you are not running the locomotive right. I remember old steam engines running through my home town but by time I left high school there was no more steam on the rails. There was 0-2-0 switcher was working up till mid-60's. The switcher belong to meat packing company for moving cars in and out to load product into ice cars. Now meat packer is gone now.[link]
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well yes and no. On a good stretch of straight and level track a fireman can get pretty clean exhaust at the stack however a big locomotive working hard uphill will generate quite a bit of smoke as the fireman pours it on. Witness these Norfolk & Western Y-6 locomotives bringing a heavy coal drag over a mountain: [link]

In any case, buyers want the big, dramatic billowing smokestack. I will most always include some smoke from the stacks of my steam locomotive depictions.
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!!!! :wow:
looks really great! >w<
:thumbsup:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Vivirmivida Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I had to look twice when I saw the category......I thought it was a photo.....very well done!! :love:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconvivirmivida:
Vivirmivida Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: You are very welcome!
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:icondecophoto32:
decophoto32 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great work.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:icondaemonangel:
DaemonAngel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
An apex specimen of steam power :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconthemightyquinn:
TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool!!!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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sephodwyrm Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Any chance of putting them all together to show how big the Bigboy is??
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
All in one painting? Nope.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for dat! :)
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Canada149 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Holy Shit:wow: Dat was beautiful Picture There:D
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Froogala53 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Haven't I seen this work in a catalog of Historical Rail?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If you have they would not be using it with my consent. I was in negotiations with them last spring for them to carry my art but they wanted too much of a discount on my price. I wouldn't have made any profit. Also, my policy is for payment before I ship and they wanted me to give them credit terms. In the end I decided not to do business with them as it was too one-sided in their favor. I'd be interested if you did see it in one of their catalogues if you could scan the page and post it in your scraps for a day or two so I could copy it.
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WraithTen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
I love the background in this picture as well as the train. Great job! :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheodenn:
TheodenN Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008   Digital Artist
Wonderful texture and detail
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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doppelgamer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
I think the smokebox looks photorealistic, although I wouldn't say the same for the smoke.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well it's an artistic impression. I don't want it to look exactly like a photograph. The smoke looks exactly how I want it to look :). Glad you like the smokebox.
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miniwyo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Wow.... It is really too bad you don't have prints for this... I would buy one right away......
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I do offer high quality prints through my website and on e-bay.
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miniwyo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I can't find a link!
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:iconneuer-geist:
neuer-geist Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Usually I prefer airplane, but this locomotive is really Great!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thankd Daniel. I'm glad you like the railroad work.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work! Impressive machines.
-YD
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Don.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
-YD
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured!

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:D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature Robert!
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconklmarsala:
klmarsala Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
your work is just outstanding. such detail. do you work for a magazine or periodical?
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks klmarsala. No, I'm freelance for now.
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:iconklmarsala:
klmarsala Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
you are very welcome... keep up the great work my friend.
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