• Union Pacific UP Big Boy 4014 Steam

  • Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.
Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.

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  by John_Perkowski
 
If anyone is interested, 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 4014 passed its hydrostatic test. It may be in steam in time for the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike!
  by John_Perkowski
 
As an update, they’ve done the hydrostatic test and the early live steam tests, and they are filling 3985s tender.
  by John_Perkowski
 
As an update...

Yesterday, the Steam Shop in Cheyenne lit off 4014s oil burners.

A Big Boy is under steam again.
  by John Smythe
 
https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is a direct link for those who wish to join UP Steam Club to get e-mail updates on #4014 progress. Thanks
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Check out Page 2 of Today's Journal, which has a photo of 4014 in Ogden.

Regarding the video linked immediately by Mr. McGrath, I wonder how many of the drivers or passengers of the vehicles passing by on US30 noted the event?
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
John_Perkowski wrote:You would not believe the number of foamers on I-80, I-84, and US-30.
Colonel, Peterson, UT @ MP972, was always my favorite spot to view UP "action" when I was at Hill AFB; 68-69.

OK, maybe UP is "indifferent" about handling Amtrak trains, and what someone "pulled" enabling ARRA09 funds allocated for the (?) HSR Chicago-St Louis project to be used to rebuild the G,M&O to access their Elwood IL Global Intermodal facility bordered on fraud, no one can argue against how the UP preserves and protects their heritage.

disclaimer: author Long UNP
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Something tells me that content from this book,Ghosts of Gold Mountain, is not part of the docent's script at the California Railroad Museum.
  by GWoodle
 
John_Perkowski wrote:16 May, 4014 put a wheel on the ground in Rawlins.

Link here
But they got it back on track for tomorrow
  by Vakharn
 
Well if you haven't seen enough of a Big Boy running again... here's some videos I shot of it.

Incredible sunrise shot at Grainger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyPjPAxeYTU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy Sunrise WideSM.jpg
Rawlins to Rock Springs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvpvNeHDHi0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy - Rawlins to Rock SpringsSM.jpg
Evanston to Ogden with pacing in Weber Canyon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqQdoISXDLE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy - Evanston to OgdenSM.jpg
  by Vakharn
 
But wait, there's more!

Full video of Rock Springs to Evanston starting before dawn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMsZ-svWPbg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy Before DawnSM.JPG
Evanston to Rock Springs on the return trip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAklf_KxHq4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy - Evanston to Rock SpringsSM.jpg
Pacing on the plains east of Rock Springs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BbPUK6VWsE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Big Boy Pacing High Plains YT.jpg
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