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Old 09-28-2013, 08:06 PM
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For those of you who come into this thread with no friggin clue as to the context of what a "Bigboy 4014" is, it's this thing:


Originally Posted by UP site

Union Pacific Railroad is undertaking the movement and restoration of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives – the Big Boy No. 4014.

Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were "hinged," or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of "pilot" wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo.

Tender Type: 14-wheeled
Water Capacity: 24,000 gallons
Fuel: Coal**
56,000 lbs.
Gauge of Track: 4 ft. 8-1/2 in.
Cylinder: Diameter: 23 3/4 in.
Stroke: 32 in.
Driving Wheel Diameter: 68 in.
Boiler: Outside Diameter: 106 9/16 in.
Pressure: 300 lbs.
Fire Box: Length: 235 1/32 in.
Width: 96 3/16 in.
Tubes: 2-1/4 in. Diameter: 75 x 22 ft. 0 in.
4 in. Diameter: 184
Wheel Base: Driving: 47 ft. 3 in.
Engine: 72 ft. 5 1/2 in.
Engine & Tender: 132 ft. 9 7/8 in.
Weight in Working Order,
Pounds: Leading: 97,000
Driving: 540,000
Trailing: 125,000
Engine: 762,000
Tender: 427,500
Evaporating Surfaces,
Square Feet: Tubes: 967
Flues: 4,218
Fire Box: 593
Circulators: 111
Total: 5,889
Superheating Surface,
Square Feet: 2,466
Grate Area: 150
Maximum Tractive Power: 135,375 lbs.
Factor of Adhesion: 4.00
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No. 4014 will be moved from its display location in Pomona, Calif., to Cheyenne, Wyo., where it will undergo restoration that is anticipated to take three to five years.
When is it getting moved? That's awesome about the restoration. I love old trains.
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I believe tomorrow is the day UP will begin the move out of Pomona. It may take a week or more just to get it out of town and from there after it is actually on UPs tracks they will still only be able to roll about 30 miles an hour to Las Vegas. From there it is supposed to turn north and make several stops enroute to Salt Lake and then east to Cheyenne Wyoming.
Several viewing stops are planned but the really BIG party is going to be at the old Depot in Laramie Wyoming just before the Sherman Hill climb and then to Cheyenne.

We're all hoping Union Pacific doesn't cave to the screams and protests of the greenies and tree huggers to convert it to run on oil instead of coal.
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The thing was sooss huge that it could only go around very gentle turns and most turnouts, (switches) were too abrupt to let it change tracks. If memory serves, in WW2 the Germans refused to believe that huge consists, (trains) could be even pulled up Sherman Pass by only one loco. What is also amazing is that the entire group ran on low grade coal! We can not even begin to build such stuff today.....we have forgotten how! HB of CJ (old coot)
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Union Pacific Railroad Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014
This is great news.

Railroad Plans to Restore One of the Largest Steam Locomotives Ever Built
Stay up to date with the progress of the restoration project for UP No. 4014.

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