Big Boy #4005 In New Zealand
Union Pacific’s ‘Big Boy’ #4005 is up and running in Tauranga, New Zealand!Advertisement
Why wait for Big Boy #4014 to be restored when our mates down under have a fantastic recreation of Big Boy #4005 for you to enjoy.
Magnificent down to the last detail, this is the newest addition to the Tauranga Model Marine and Engineering Society track.
The locomotive was previously owned and operated by Tom Millar in the USA and now belongs to Shane Marshall of Tauranga, New Zealand.
The 7.25″ gauge Big Boy #4005 ran at the Tom Millar Estate in Portland, Oregon, for over 30 years and was actually built in the United Kingdom!
This replica weighs over 1.5 tons, so she is no lightweight!
The intricate detail of Big Boy #4005 is breathtaking and educational at the same time.
Seeing this model steamer makes everyone excited for the day that Big Boy #4014 is roaming the rails again!
Let us know if you or someone you know has seen or been able to ride behind the #4005 either in Oregon or down under! We would love to hear about your experience!