UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

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UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:46 pm

UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/h ... 4014.shtml

Railroad Plans to Restore One of the Largest Steam Locomotives Ever Built

Union Pacific Railroad wrote:Omaha, Neb., July 23, 2013 – Union Pacific Railroad today announced it reached an agreement with the Southern California Chapter - Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in Pomona, Calif., to transfer ownership of one of the world's largest steam locomotives, Big Boy No. 4014, back to Union Pacific.

Union Pacific plans to relocate No. 4014 to Cheyenne, Wyo., where Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet Operations team will work to restore it to operating condition. Details regarding those efforts will be made public at a later date.

Union Pacific donated No. 4014 to the historical society December 7, 1961. The locomotive arrived January 8, 1962, at its current display location at the Rail Giants Train Museum in Pomona.

No other railroad has retained its historical equipment or honored its American roots like Union Pacific.

"Our steam locomotive program is a source of great pride to Union Pacific employees past and present," said Ed Dickens, senior manager - Union Pacific Heritage Operations. "We are very excited about the opportunity to bring history to life by restoring No. 4014."
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Postby Mr.Nuke » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:25 pm

Just saw that, I knew they were considering it.  It will be awesome to see the first time coming into Omaha.  For those that don't follow trains as closely as Brad :;):    4023 at Kenefick Park is a a sibling.

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Postby Brad » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:14 am

UP4014 started its move today.  The UP Steam crew is currently pulling it out of its display track.

If you subscribe to Trains Magazine, you can watch it live:
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Its going to be awesome to see this thing on the rails again!
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Postby Seth » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:38 pm

That's going to be pretty neat to see one of the largest steam locomotives built operating again.

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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:18 am

The UP Big Boy 4014 was successfully moved from the Fairgrounds in Pomona, CA yesterday, to the Union Pacific West Colton Yard. It will not be prepped for its move to Cheyenne, WY in the next couple months.
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:01 pm

The Schedule for the movement of 4014 is out.

http://www.up.com/aboutup/special_train ... ails.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It will be moved from California to Wyoming from 4/28 to 5/8
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:40 pm

The UP 4014 Project - Departing Colton, April 28, 2014

[BBvideo 560,340]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_knE8SXI0[/BBvideo]
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Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:52 pm

You can watch part of it live on Trains Magazine, subscribers can watch all of it live.

http://trn.trains.com/webcam" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I check it out this morning for a little while, but the went up in the hills and the feed cut out.
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Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:56 pm

By the way Coyote, did you catch the number of the Diesel Locomotives they used to tow the Big Boy?
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Postby Coyote » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Brad wrote:By the way Coyote, did you catch the number of the Diesel Locomotives they used to tow the Big Boy?

Yep, caught me off guard though.
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

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Coyote wrote:
Brad wrote:By the way Coyote, did you catch the number of the Diesel Locomotives they used to tow the Big Boy?

Yep, caught me off guard though.


They pulled the 4014 Diesel out of service a couple weeks ago and the rumors started flowing that it was going to be re-numbered. Instead it gets to pull the 4014 back to Cheyenne.

Those of you that don't follow trains, the Big Boy is numbered 4014 and that's the number of the first diesel in the video, the second diesel in the video is 4884 which goes kind of matches steam locomotive 844 which has been to Omaha several times over the past few years.
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Thu May 08, 2014 2:51 pm

The BigBoy 4014 made it "Home" today. Arrived in Cheyenne about a half hour ago.
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:19 pm

Restoration on the big boy has begun.

http://www.up.com/aboutup/community/ins ... 1-2016.htm
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:30 pm

Big Boy is now complete stripped down

http://www.up.com/aboutup/community/ins ... 1-2017.htm
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Re: UP Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

Postby choke » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:42 pm



Ah, Cheyenne. I like the UP tower as you come over the bridge into town. I even got a crow in my pic.
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