Big Boy Rides Again
No. 4014 is now safely home at the steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., for a multi-year restoration that will return the locomotive to operating condition. Check back often for news, video, blogs, and photos.


One of the biggest and more powerful steam locomotives in history is coming back to life!

You can now pre-order this exclusive video from Trains documenting the first phase of this locomotive’s journey to restoration. The DVD also features historical footage of Union Pacifc Big Boys in action, plus exclusive video of interviews and images of No. 4014 being removed from the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds and moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., for restoration.

With Big Boy in the house, UP steam crew turns to No. 844 and the shop

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Three months after completing the monumental task of moving 4-8-8-4 Big Boy No. 4014 to its new home in Wyoming, the Union Pacific steam crew is spending the summer of 2014 preparing never-retired 4-8-4 No. 844 for operation in 2015 and updating the shop to handle the program’s needs for the next 30-40 years, Trains News Wire has learned. After a year filled with work to retrieve one of the largest steam locomotives ever built, for now it’s back to the basics...
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UP confirms Big Boy travel dates to Cheyenne, will depart Colton April 28

LOS ANGELES — Union Pacific has confirmed that 4-8-8-4 Big Boy No. 4014 will depart its West Colton Yard on April 28 at 8 a.m. A total of 27 stops are planned on the 11-day trek to Cheyenne, including all-day displays in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Ogden. Trains Magazine will provide complete Internet coverage of the move of No. 4014 on the road to restoration. Live streaming will be offered from beginning to end, with the broadcast schedule to be determined. For the latest informatio...
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UP steam crew starting pit work Saturday

LOS ANGELES – Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 is headed to the pits – for inspection. Ed Dickens, UP's senior manager for heritage operations, tells Trains News Wire that the 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive is scheduled to move over a maintenance and inspection pit on Saturday. The locomotive will return to an available pit several days during the next week for a tune-up, of sorts, at the railroad’s yard and shops in West Colton. Dickens says the locomotive’s January trip over...
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Big Boy Photos
Check out these stunning photos of Union Pacific Big Boy in motion.

Chasing 4014 Part III

This video segment covers the time from when Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 first reached Covina, Calif., in the early morning hours of Jan. 26 to mid-morning in Bassett, Calif. Follow along as Steve Sweeney, Howard Bunte, and Brent Lane chase the 4-8-8-4 locomotive switch from the Metrolink main line to Union Pacific tracks....
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Chasing 4014 Part II

This second installment of videos from Trains' zany chase of Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 from Pomona to West Colton, Calif., takes off minutes from where Part I ended: with the Big Boy on the Metrolink main line at 2:30 a.m., and Steve Sweeney, Howard Bunte, and Brent Lane in hot pursuit. Enjoy!...
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Chasing 4014

Follow along with Steve Sweeney, Howard Bunte, and Brent Lane, as they chase Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 through suburban southern California.
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Order this special issue now! Featuring the inside story of the beginning of the engine’s historic journey, a behind the scenes look at No. 4014’s removal from the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, exclusive images of Union Pacific’s historic restoration effort, plans for the restoration that will lead to the live Big Boy, a gallery of our most iconic Big Boy images from the Trains archive, and so much more!


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