RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 4014 Union Pacific Steam 4-8-8-4 at Summit, California by Christopher A. Paetow
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Union Pacific (more..)
Steam 4-8-8-4 (more..)
Cajon Pass (more..)
Summit, California, USA (more..)
October 12, 2019
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UP 4014 (more..)
Christopher A. Paetow (more..)
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Welcome back to California Big Boy 4014! History has been made on October 12, 2019 as the first and only 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" steam locomotive in the world crossed over the, nearly 4,000ft elevation summit, of Cajon Pass. People from all over the world lined up along State Route 138 to witness the Big Boy lead a 25 car long train under its own power. This special event was held for the Rail Giants Museum located in Pomona, CA. That is where 4014 was on public display for years until Union Pacific purchased the Big Boy in 2013 from the Rail Giants Museum with an agreement to have 4014 return back once the restoration was complete. UP 4014 was on the "Return Trip Home" by 2014. In May of 2019, 4014's restoration was complete in time for the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad event in Ogden, UT. Eight Big Boys survive to this day, most on static display at museums across the country. We can never forget the countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears these men and women put into UP 4014, allowing it to regain the title as the largest and most powerful operating steam locomotive in the world, and to honor and when the Giants of the Wasatch ruled the lands.
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Union Pacific #4014 (Big Boy)

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The restoration and system tour of Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 was the big story of the year, drawing out fans and bystanders by the thousands.
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