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DJ MC

Union Pacific May Restore A Big Boy

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I did hear that none of them are in operational status.

 

 

I heard 4014 is in the best condition out of all the survivors for restoration should it ever happen.

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Shocking and interesting at the same time to say the least... Let's hope they go through with it.

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Shocking and interesting at the same time to say the least... Let's hope they go through with it.

 

 

Same here.

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It would be great to see a Big Boy running again.

One thing that amazes me is that 8 of 25 of the class still exist. That's over 33%.

What other retired equipment of any kind can match that stat?

Sadly, not even one of New York Central's 4-8-4 Niagara's....

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It would be great to see a Big Boy running again.

One thing that amazes me is that 8 of 25 of the class still exist. That's over 33%.

What other retired equipment of any kind can match that stat?

Sadly, not even one of New York Central's 4-8-4 Niagara's....

 

 

There is a lot of equipment that can match that. MP54s and Blueliners to name a few. A lot of other equipment that were never saved either can add to that list.

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Looks like this will happen after all. 

 

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.

 

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Nice I seen this piece at the Pomona fair grounds back in Sept 2012

 

It must of been very impressive to see face to face.

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I see that theyr'e going to convert her to an oil-burner, like they did to Challenger 3985.   It would have been neat to see her as a coal-burner.

Neat, that is, until one got a cinder in one's eye..... ;)

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