4014 is the largest operational steam locomotive in the world. The now famous Big Boy class of 4-8-8-4’s were world-renowned, and folks came from around the world to see this one operating for the first time in nearly 60 years. This video record features the run from Cheyenne to Ogden.
We begin with the first run of 4014, on a break-in run from Cheyenne in the last rays of sunlight, as it heads south on the line toward Denver. We also have night scenes in Nunn, Colorado where the trial run would end. These scenes include arrival, inspection of the engine, passing freights, and servicing with grease guns and so forth.
On May 4th the epic trip to Ogden began in Cheyenne, Wyoming with the goal being Ogden, Utah to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the joining of the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. The trip took several days in 2019, as several stops were included for servicing the engine, and for viewing the engine at some locations.