The Historic Journey of Big Boy

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and home to the Frontier Days rodeo – the largest outdoor rodeo in the country. But for railfans, we also know Cheyenne aqs the home to the Union Pacific Steam Shops – and, now, Big Boy 4014. Don’t overlook Big Boy – not that you could. Earlier this year, Union Pacific moved its mighty steam engine from its former home at a southern California museum to Steam Shops in Cheyenne for a five-year makeover and renovation with plans to make it operable again.

The world’s largest steam engine, one of just 25 made for by the Union Pacific, weighs 1.2 million pounds and was towed almost 1,300 miles; much to the delight of railfans and train enthusiasts across the west who turned out in droves to watch as the beastly locomotive was transported. First implemented in 1941, Big Boy 4014 saw 17 years of transcontinental freight service before being retired to the Rail Giants Train Museum in January of 1962.

Chronicling the historic journey, Trains Magazine’s DVD “Big Boy – On the Road to Restoration” is the only complete video reporting of every step of the jounrey from California to Wyoming. Own a piece of Big Boy history! Available now at a discount – the story of moving Big Boy 4014 to its new home for its full restoration is sure to please every steam fan.

SPV Atlases Are In High Demand

Although there are several types of atlases out there that claim to have the best information, we remain to be a business that supplies railroad atlases that are updated with new information quite frequently. We have an extensive amount of SPV atlases for sell, as we are very proud of all of them. They show just how much we respect the culture of railroads that developed this country. Although the SPV atlases are respected among the community of atlas-lovers, we also employ their purchase because they are quite affordable for what you get in return.

Our love for the railroads of this country is just as much as yours, which is why we take such great pride in our wonderful inventory of SPVs. For example, our Prairies West SPV is to die for! Its 87 pages of territories and tracks show off the areas of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska like you’d never think was possible. This is one of our most sought after SPVs in our inventory, primarily because it showcases tourist, major industrial, currently operated common carrier, and abandoned routes. With 10 amazing close-up maps, the Prairies West SPV is an outstandingly visual piece of work.

We know you’ll love every page of this SPV and that you will want to show it to all of your friends and family. If you can feel the amount of preparation, planning, and work that went into each and every one of these tracks, you’ll be able to feel the love and appreciation we have for these as well.