Rolling With Steam

November 22, 2019

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Big Boy 4014, a steam locomotive owned and restored by the Union Pacific Railroad, races past an old grain elevator at Wilson, Kansas. The train's November 2019 tour of the Southwest was a public event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, The journey attracted considerable attention all along the route, and many train buffs from throughout the country followed in their cars, leading often to traffic jams in small communities. Big Boy 4014 was retired from service in 1961, after pulling cars more than 1 million miles. It was reacquired by Union Pacific in 2013, restored, and returned to special duty, such as pulling excursion trains.

Big Boy 4014, a steam locomotive owned and restored by the Union Pacific Railroad, races past an old grain elevator at Wilson, Kansas. The train's November 2019 tour of the Southwest was a public event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, The journey attracted considerable attention all along the route, and many train buffs from throughout the country followed in their cars, leading often to traffic jams in small communities. Big Boy 4014 was retired from service in 1961, after pulling cars more than 1 million miles. It was reacquired by Union Pacific in 2013, restored, and returned to special duty, such as pulling excursion trains.


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