Robert Swanson's videos

April 8, 2024 Eclipse Video

22 Apr 2024 14 6 99
This is made up of some of our still photos of the eclipse, and a video taken by our dash camera. Awesome experience! Composited with kdenlive open source program.

Video of Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 4014 (Nebr…

20 Jun 2023 13 11 203
We had seen 4014 in Nebraska in 2021, but had another chance this June. The train was headed to Omaha for an event, and traveled through mid-Nebraska, an easier drive. We found a rural crossing near Schuyler, Nebraska, and set up the cameras. The videos and photos here were taken by both myself and my wife, but she did the video composition work. Always an awesome experience to see this 1,000,000 pound machine pass by.

UP 4014 Pass-By, Fairview, Nebraska, 8 August 2021

08 Aug 2021 9 6 456
The 4014 runs again! We last saw this powerful steam locomotive in Texas in late 2019. We were able to set up multiple cameras at a rural crossing near Fairview Nebraska on Sunday August 8. This video is created from those streams. Enjoy!

UP4014 "Big Boy" Videos from Iowa and Texas, 2019

02 Aug 2019 10 6 770
We "chased" this remarkable locomotive through Iowa in August 2019, and then enjoyed a pass-by in Texas in November. This video was created using OpenShot from various images taken during these experiences. More photos at:

Passby Video of the UP4014 (Big Boy) Train, D'Hani…

25 Jan 2020 4 3 420
Pass-by of the Union Pacific 4014 Locomotive (Big Boy) at D'Hanis, Texas, on November 4, 2019. Note the school children waving American Flags. This is a very nice small town, and the people were friendly and helpful. Taken with the Panasonic GX85 and 20mm lens. On tripod, then processed with ffmpeg and openshot. See