Big Boy #4014 Morning Departure
Big Boy #4014 early morning departure in Colorado!
As part of the journey Big Boy #4014 made for her excursion, the locomotive stopped overnight in Limon, Colorado.
After being restored at the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming,
Big Boy #4014 was fired up after 60 years of sitting dormant.
It is now part of Union Pacific’s heritage fleet.
During World War II, the Big Boy class locomotive was conceived to eliminate the need to double head up the Wasatch Mountains.
Union Pacific originally ordered 20 of these class 4000 engines in 1941 and 5 more in 1944.
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 this magnificent locomotive in person. We would love to hear about your experience!