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UP: Union Pacific Railroad Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014

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.

the largest steam locos in regular use

Obligatory nitpick: my old diary Bigger Than Big Boy, and one of its sources, The "Largest" Steam Locomotives by Wes Barris. Those severely overweight C&O H-8 "Alleghenys" (axleload of drivers: 78,500 lbs = 35.6 metric tons!) are still among my favourites.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Sep 6th, 2013 at 04:48:55 PM EST
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