Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Steam Engine

(This is a test post from Kyle’s laptop. I am trying to help Mary get this resolved.)

Here are a couple photos I took last week of the restored Union Pacific 4014 “Big Boy” Steam Engine.

While, I’m at it, I’ll give you a little information on the train:

Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds.

Big Boy No. 4014 was retired in 1961 after traveling 1,031,205 miles. The railroad obtained the locomotive from the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013 and sent it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for restoration.

We’re you able to see it on it’s journey through the Midwest?

Happy Monday!

62 thoughts on “Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Steam Engine

  1. Jan

    Wasn’t it glorious?! I didn’t see it, but so many pix of it. The locomotive was hinged so it could navigate all those Western mountains!

    1. Richard

      Why not an Eastern loop? Northern East and mid West return. A lot of fans wanted to see it here too.

  2. Janice Hebert

    Love these photos and would love to see the train! Is it in a museum now? Thanks for helping Mary! Jan in MA

  3. Deb Harrison

    Watched Big Boy as it was fired up this Spring on Wyoming site. Your post came through just fine; no ads.
    11:06 am

  4. Rita in Iowa

    My husband is a RR fan and we went to Wheatland and Mt Vernon Iowa to see the train and get pictures. What a great site to see. Thanks for the pictures.

  5. Dee in Ohio

    The train photos came through just fine but I am still getting an alert that the site is “not secure” Red flagged again.

  6. Sue in Oregon

    Two fabulous train photos and history loaded along with quite a few ads that I closed. Looking good.

  7. Susan Lenz

    I just received the three posts from 10:48,10:54, 10:58 again,45 minutes later. 🙁

  8. Vicki in West Des Moines

    We did see the train parked in Des Moines on Thursday and then when it went through Elkhart and Ames, Iowa. Got pictures and a video. Quite the sight as it’s traveling, seeing the smoke and steam. We saw one of the other Big Boys located at the Musuem of Transportation in St. Louis, and one on Omaha. They are monsters!
    A few ads came through that I closed.

  9. Peggy

    Got the corn picture and not the next picture. Train pictures came through just fine. This is progress. Thanks Mary. Peggy at Shell Lake, Sask. Canada. Keep up the good work.

  10. Mary

    Didn’t this train also come through Mason City? Honestly, my mind is so full of this blog problem I’m not sure but I think I heard about it on the news – so interesting! Thanks, Kyle!

  11. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    6 ads, photos and story! You might be on your way to success. Loved the photos. My two uncles were train engineers, we used to travel by train and I loved it! Except when the window was ajar and we went through a tunnel…cough, gasp!

  12. Mary N.

    My husband went to see the “Big Boy” in West Chicago, IL. He is a model RAILROADER, so no MISSING that!

  13. Kathy in western NY

    Thank you Kyle for helping our dear friend. The pictures, text and ads came though just fine on my iPad.

  14. Sandy

    Yes, my daughter and grandsons saw it as it traveled through Geneva, Illinois. They were impressed.

  15. Jerry and Ruth Cozad

    I come from a long line of railroad engineers. I always enjoy train pics and info about them. Thanks

  16. Mrs. Goodneedle

    This is very interesting! Pics and text came through just fine. Thank you for helping Mary; hoping and praying that a solution is on the horizon.

  17. Diane, Squeak's Mom

    Hi Mary and Kyle, Yes, I have pictures and 5 ads to close. A couple ads didn’t have x’s, but when I clicked on them to open them, they closed soooo. My brother in law will love these pictures. Thank you, Kyle, for helping Mary with this problem:)

  18. Bonnie McKee

    Hi Kyle,
    Great pictures of the Big Boy engine!
    I also closed several ads.
    Thanks for helping Mary!

    Bonnie in Oregon

  19. Diane Bauer

    Two photos and great info on the Big Boys plus 5 ads to close. Thanks so much for your help, Kyle!! We would all miss Mary and her blog and this wonderful community she has created!!

  20. Christine Beach

    Chris in NW PA
    Pictures and post from Kyle’s laptop came through. It’s good to have
    you back, Mary!

  21. Ginney

    We got to see it here in Des Moines. It was amazing. Nice to see your pictures again.

  22. Jan R. in NW Wisconsin

    Pics and ads came thru for me. My husband and I saw Big Boy in Altoona WI. Very impressive when it came into the train yard. Also, my dear friend got to see it and visit with the train employees in Chicago. He is a retired Santa Fe engineer, who started as a fireman (for steam trains). He is 92 and was thrilled!
    Hopefully things will straighten out soon (for the computer).

  23. Nikki M in Tx

    Kyle..photos came thru. Thank you for the back store & helping Mary. Not only does Mary appreciate it but so do her loyal followers.

  24. Rebecca

    Kyle, my husband loves trains. I will show him your pics and story. Thank you for helping mary.

  25. sandy

    Kyle, thank you for helping Mary!
    Your pictures were wonderful & I showed them to my Husband (He loves trains!)
    Ads to close also 🙂

  26. Sharon in Oswego, Il

    Yes! My husband and I went the weekend the Big Boy was in West Chicago, Illinois. My husband was having the best time! He also stopped (on his way to work) the morning the train left the yard to head to Iowa. He, and many others, watched from the bridge. A lot of fun!

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