Big Boy #4014 And UP #844 Building Up A Head Of Steam

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UP #4014 and UP #844 building up steam simultaneously!

While getting ready to leave Rawlins, Wyoming, as part of their inaugural run together, Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 are building up to 300 psi in the boiler.

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Of the 25 Big Boys that were built, all but 8 were scrapped, unfortunately.

h3>Some Quick Facts about UP #844

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class Northern
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
  • Driver diameters – 80 inches!
  • Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf
  • MAX SPEED – 120 MPH !

Quick Facts about UP Big Boy 4014

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Driver diameters:-68 inches
  • Power type: 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive Class 4000
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company 1941
  • Coal Consumption: 22,000 lbs per hour (converted to oil)
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 1,250,000 lbs
  • Max Speed: 80 MPH !

Let us know if you have seen these two locomotives in person. We would love to hear about your experience!

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