Take A Big Boy #4014 Cab Ride

Take A Big Boy #4014 Cab Ride | Train Fanatics Videos

It’s strictly business up in the cabin of Big Boy #4014!

Take a moment and spend some time in the cab of this magnificent machine. We think that you’ll be amazed at the controls and discipline needed to run this monster. Notice the conductor keeping an eye on the steam pressure gauge at 300 psi.

One of the best features of this video is the sound of the locomotive as you can hear the injectors operating and the brakes being applied. The cylinders huffing and puffing sound is really the heart and soul of this locomotive.

The Big Boy could 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!