Big Boy, Back in Steam covers the 1941-1959 history, 2014-2019 restoration, and May 2019 inaugural runs of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 on its original operating territory between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ogden, Utah, across famous Sherman Hill and Wasatch Grade. Go with us day-by-day as Big Boy travels under its own 7,000-hp on its home turf in Wyoming and Utah for the first time in 60 years! A foldout cutaway drawing of Big Boy, a list of other surviving Big Boys, and a look at how they fit into the world of articulated locomotives rounds out this special edition.
Your Video Choices
Choose History with the Big Boy Collection by Pentrex. This DVD has all 25 Big Boys ever made and runs down, in documentary style, how the machines came to be built and haqs video of every one. Includes much video from the 1950s!
Choose Today with the excellent Pentrex coverage of the inaugural run of Big Boy 4014 in May of this year. See it all, from the test run to the triumphant return. Take a brief look inside the shops and enjoy 3D maps showing the difficulties of the terrain that 4014 covered.
Or Choose History and Today with all three, the Magazine coverage, plus both the Pentrex shows.