Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

Only 25 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" steam locomotives were built, and all 25 went to Union Pacific. They were in service for roughly 20 years, from 1941 to 1961. Fortunately eight of the units were preserved after their retirement more than 50 years ago. All eight were put on static display, incapable of operating under their own steam. That will soon no longer be the case for UP 4014. UP reacquired the unit (in exchange for a caboose, an insulated box car, and an SD40-2. After 52 years of being on display in Pomona, CA, UP 4014 is "headed home" to Cheyenne, WY.
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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
21 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/9


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