Sunrise With Big Boy 4014 & UP 844

Sunrise With Big Boy 4014 & UP 844 | Train Fanatics Videos

Early morning light show in Granger, Wyoming!

Sunlight glistens off of Big Boy’s new paint job as Big Boy 4014 and UP 844 make their way up the slope out of Granger, Wyoming, in the early morning hours.


There is still enough chill in the air to make for a beautiful display of steam from both locomotives.

UP Big Boy and UP 844 made history as they moved along the rails towards the city of Ogden, Utah for the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary Celebration of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

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

h3>Some Quick Facts about UP #844

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class Northern
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
  • Driver diameters – 80 inches!
  • Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf
  • MAX SPEED – 120 MPH !

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 these two locomotives in person. We would love to hear about your experience!


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