Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Update

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For more than half a century, Union Pacific’s Big Boy 4014 was on display in California. In 2013, Union Pacific began the move and restoration that will bring her back into excursion service. This is the story of her move from Pomona to Cheyenne.

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For more than half a century, Union Pacific’s Big Boy 4014 was on display in Pomona, CA. In 2013, Union Pacific began the process to move and restore it back into excursion service, which would make 4014 the ultimate rolling museum. But before that can happen, the massive 4-8-8-4 would have to be moved to UP’s Steam Shop in Cheyenne where UP bases its steam power.

Plenty of work was required to get the big locomotive on the move, from the temporary snap track across a huge parking lot to getting it back on the mainline. Several stops were made along the way to inspect the Big Boy. Both the media and large crowds of fans took part in this historic event. Pentrex covered this extraordinary move throughout much of Southern California.

Big Boy 4014 Update will show the tireless steam crew erecting the temporary track across the parking lot. Watch 4014 as it’s towed by a front-end loader under the watchful eye of the steam crew. Witness the moment when a UP diesel coupled onto the tender of 4014 to the delight of cheering crowds. Towed by modern diesel power, many great runbys were made as the train began its journey to Cheyenne. Several meets with opposing freight traffic were also made on Cajon Pass.

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5 reviews for Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Update

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    mr.dj2011

    It’s good video.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dale

    This DVD documents the time and effort from checking the Big Boy where it’s been on display to moving it back home in Cheyenne for a restore to operating condition
    You can see how massive these locomotives are when coupled to the current day diesels.
    The grease in the bearings were last applied in the late 50’s just before taken out of service.
    Hope to see more updates soon!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben

    We see extensive coverage of UP Big Boy 4014 being transported from the RailGiants Museum to its new home in the UP Steam Shop on the way to restoration and operation.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    John S.

    My DVD didn’t have chapter selections either but aside from that it’s a great show to see what it was like moving the UP 4014 from California to it’s new home in Wyoming. The size of the Bug Boy is very apparent as it dwarfs the diesels that are moving it.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Ricky

    Ok. I know this latest 60 minute show, is one of the best selling pentrex products of their 30th anniversary. But they forgot to add one thing on the dvd menu. Yep you guessed it! NO CHAPTER SELECTIONS!!! Does your copy of that program have that error as well?

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