Big Boy Sees The Light Of Day!
Let this horse out of the barn and let er rip!
Big Boy #4014 has recently thrilled thousands of rail enthusiasts trying to grab a glimpse of this magnificent locomotive during the
Like a brand new toy right out the box, Big Boy #4014 is sporting a shiny new paint job!
Seen here for the first time heading out onto the main line, Big Boy #4014 is seen carefully working out the kinks without putting major stress on engine. After a few leaks here and there, it was reported that there were no major problems on the initial trial run.
Big Boy #4014 has since continued on with her scheduled run to Ogden, Utah with UP 844 (seen in the bay next door) to celebrate the 150th Golden Spike Ceremony.
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 had the chance to see Big Boy in person. We would love to hear about your experience!