Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

Union Pacific already has a mighty impressive fleet of heritage equipment when you consider two steam engines ("Challenger" 4-6-6-4, UP 3985 and "Northern" 4-8-4, UP 844) as well as active E9s (UP 951 and 949) and a DDA40X (UP 6936). In 2012, they announced they wanted to bring one of the eight surviving "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 steam locomotives back into active service. None of the eight survivors has been capable of running under steam in decades. In 2013, UP announced that UP 4014 would be reacquired from the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, CA. In January 2014, it was moved to UP's West Colton Yard. Then, in late April 2014, it started its journey to Cheyenne to be rebuilt and reactivated. Here is a shot of the unit on display in Las Vegas. I happened to be in town on a business trip and things worked out perfect for a quick stop.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Las Vegas, NV

Subdivision
Caliente (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
Las Vegas




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
4-8-8-4
Unit Number
UPP 4014

Symbol
PYRLV-29
   



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
18 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/6.3


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