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4014 Big Boy

  • Workers with Union Pacific Railroad remove blocks from under the wheels of steam locomotive Big Boy no. 4014 in November as they move the behemoth across a parking lot at the Pomona Fairplex.

    Workers with Union Pacific Railroad remove blocks from under the...

  • Richard Ware of West Covina and his friend Chris Branam were among the dozens of train fans who came out to the Fairplex last November to watch Big Boy’s slow march across the Fairplex parking lot. Beside the two is Mr. Ware’s 1929 Ford Model A sedan.

    Richard Ware of West Covina and his friend Chris Branam were amo...

  • Union Pacific Railroad Number 4014 is one of 25 Big Boys ordered built exclusively for UPRR in the 1940s. At 132 feet and 1.2 million pounds it is the largest locomotive ever made and is so long that it had to be hinged in the middle in order to navigate

    Union Pacific Railroad Number 4014 is one of 25 Big Boys ordered...

  • The public was invited to watch crews move Big Boy across the Fairplex parking lot but were asked to say back at a safe distance.

    The public was invited to watch crews move Big Boy across the Fa...

  • In leapfrog process the crew moved locomotive 4014, Big Boy, 300 yards at a time until it reached its destination adjacent to the Metro Link Tracks. This Sunday the massive locomotive is scheduled to begin the trip to Cheyenne where it will be restored.

    In leapfrog process the crew moved locomotive 4014, Big Boy, 300...

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