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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Big Boy is stretching his legs.
On Wednesday night, Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 backed out of the Back Shop where it was restored, the first time a Big Boy locomotive has moved under its own power since July 1959. (https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/05/02-big-boy-moves-outside-of-shop)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Running into a setting sun, newly reborn Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 rolled gingerly onto the main line Thursday evening ... With the words “Big Boy” chalked on its smokebox door over a “V” for victory as it was in 1941 on the first Big Boy, No. 4014 left Cheyenne with a water car and two tool cars in tow, bound for Greeley, Colo. ... The crew stopped several times to inspect the running gear ... The locomotive is set for a christening event Saturday morning before heading west with 4-8-4 No. 844, bound for Ogden, Utah, and the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. (https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/05/03-big-boy-debuts-with-test-run)




Here's the Biggest Steam Engine in the World Going on a Test Run For the First Time in Nearly 60 Years

Union Pacific 4014, also known as the one of the only 25 Big Boys ever built and only eight still in existence, is now officially the only one running in the world. ... And weighing in at over a million pounds, it is now officially the largest running steam engine in the world. Each Big Boy ... weighing as much as 1,200,000 pounds ... were so big because they were enormously powerful ... Using nothing but the power of fire and boiling water, it produced 6,300 horsepower when new.




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I would love to be able to go to Ogden next week at see it "steam in" during the celebration of the "Golden Spike".


It would be nice to see "The Legend", too ... 4014 and 844 are supposed to "Kiss" at the celebration like the two trains did when they first completed the east-west railway.


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