Will we ever see a "big boy" run again?

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4014 Reconstruction

Postby John_Perkowski » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:19 pm

If anyone is interested, 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 4014 passed its hydrostatic test. It may be in steam in time for the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike!
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Re: Will we ever see a "big boy" run again?

Postby John_Perkowski » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:24 pm

Yesterday, the Steam Shop in Cheyenne lit off 4014s oil burners.

A Big Boy is under steam again.
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Re: Will we ever see a "big boy" run again?

Postby John Smythe » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:33 pm

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/ This is a direct link for those who wish to join UP Steam Club to get e-mail updates on #4014 progress. Thanks
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