Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

UP 4014 (temporarily renumbered in the computer to UPP 4014), a Big Boy 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive that has been on static display for over fifty years, now sits in Las Vegas on its journey to Cheyenne, WY in order to be brought back to life! The Big Boy is 132 feet long, making it roughly 34 feet longer than the longest diesel locomotive (the DDA40X). It also weighs an impressive 625 tons (including the tender). Its boiler has a capacity of 25,000 gallons and its tender can hold 28 tons of coal. The UP Steam team has reported the goal is to convert UP 4014 from burning coal to burning oil. UP attempted this with UP 4005 over fifty years ago without success. The reported issue was the fact that a single burner did not evenly work in the boiler. Hopefully this new attempt will include multiple burners!
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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/11


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