Big Boy #4014 Over Lake Houston

Big Boy #4014 Over Lake Houston | Train Fanatics Videos

Big Boy #4014 crosses over Lake Houston in Texas.

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

Big Boy #4014 is an articulated locomotive that has the front boiler sitting on a front wheeled truck that allows ridged boiler to pivot around curves that would normally be too tight.

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 !

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