Big Boy #4014 Pushes Stalled Freight

Big Boy #4014 Pushes Stalled Freight | Train Fanatics Videos

Big Boy #4014 finally doing what its supposed to do!

In an amazing series of events, Big Boy #4014 just happened to be at the right place at the right time. While approaching Blair Hill in Nebraska, the steep 1% grade caused a 10,000 foot, 11 ton freight manifest to stall out right in the path of Big Boy #4014.

As if Big Boy #4014 just said “step aside, I got this”, the mighty locomotive had little trouble moving this consist forward in style. It was no surprise since Big Boy’s pedigree allowed the locomotive to be able to pull a 5 1/2 mile long train on level ground!

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Train Name: Big Boy
  • Power type: 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive Class 4000
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Coal Consumption: 22,000 lbs per hour
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 1,250,000 lbs
  • Max Speed: 80 mph

Please let us know if you have ever had a chance to see Big Boy #4014 on display. We would love to hear about your experience!

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