Two Iron Horses Versus Two Horses

Two Iron Horses Versus Two Horses | Train Fanatics Videos

Even these stallions love Big Boy!

These two horses are hardly intimidated by noise of the locomotives as they try to outpace Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 in Weber Canyon, Utah.

In a truly magnificent shot, the horses are seen galloping along side the locomotives trying to keep up!

Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 were westbound on their way to Ogden, Utah.

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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