Big Boy #4014 On A Winter Journey
Big Boy #4014 looks at home in wide open spaces!
This photographer braved the elements to get this one of kind shot of Big Boy #4014 in the snow. One has to wonder if the crew stays warm enough behind the boiler….?
Big Boy #4014 was originally designed to serve the route through the Wasatch Mountain Range beginning in Ogden, Utah and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
After being restored at the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Big Boy #4014 was on the move again under his own power after 60 years of sitting dormant.
It is now part of Union Pacific’s heritage fleet.
Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 stats:
- Operated from 1941-59
- Bearing full load weighed a total of 1,250,000 million lbs
- Only 25 ever made
- 4-8-8-4 configuration
- Top speed of 80 Mph
- Articulated with no compound of the steam
- Water Capacity – 25,000 gallons
- Cylinders- 4 outside (2 for each set of 4 driving wheels)
- Boiler pressure – 300 PSI
Let us know if you have had the opportunity to view Big Boy up close. We would love to hear about your experience!