Big Boy 4014 Headed Your Way

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Big Boy 4014 passes a waiting freight on the famous Peru Hill outside of Green River, Wyoming.

The locomotive is working hard with just a little diesel assist to climb the 5 mile, .82% Peru Grade. This grade is one of the grades that the Big Boy Locomotives were designed to climb beside the more well known Wasatch, Sherman, and Archer grades.

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Union Pacific Big Boys stats:

  • Operated from 1941-59
  • Bearing full load weighed a total of 1.2 million pounds
  • Only 25 ever made
  • 4-8-8-4 configuration
  • Top speed of 80 Mph

Let us know if you have had the opportunity to view Big Boy up close. We would love to hear about your experience!

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