Now There are Two “Big Boys” in Cheyenne, WY.

With the arrival of 4014 there are now two Union Pacific Big Boys in Cheyenne, WY.

Up 4004 in Cody Park Cheyenne, WY. Photo: Bob Krieger

4004 in Cody Park – Photo: Bob Krieger

4014 back home at last! Photo: John E. Bush

4014 back home at last! – Photo: John E. Bush


Click here to view 4014’s trip over Sherman Hill from Laramie, WY to Cheyenne, WY on May 8, 2014.

Posted on May 13, 2014

Thanks to Rick Brown & Paul Guercio

When Union Pacific decided to look into the possibility of restoring a Big Boy to operational condition, UP Senior Manager of Heritage Operations, Ed Dickens, found that more than the favorable climate in Pomona, California had allowed 4014 to remain in good condition despite years on display outdoors.

Thanks to many thousands of hours of work by two members of the Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) the engine had been kept painted, lubricated and much more by Paul Guercio (also a UPHS member) and Rick Brown.

In addition, both helped the steam crew prepare the engine for the trip to Cheyenne. Here they are in the cab of 4014 on the ride over to Cheyenne.

Both photos by John E. Bush

Posted on May 13, 2014 reb

UP 4014 Move to West Colton, CA

UP 4014 sideThe trek of 4014 to Cheyenne, WY is slated to start on April 28th. We thought it might be timely to review how the Big Boy started its restoration journey with a move from the Rail Giants Museum in Pamona, CA to West Coltin, CA back in January 2014.

Please click here to view a slide show of images provided by David Dodds.  His original photographs are used with his permission.

Posted April 23, 2014 reb

New Edition of “From the Business Car”

UP Shoshone - 2B

The latest edition of “From the Business Car” is now available for your review.  See what’s new with the UPHS.  You can read it here.


Posted 04/17/2014 reb

Spring 2014 Edition of The Streamliner Second Section

The Spring 2014 edition of The Streamliner Second Section is now available for viewing.

This edition includes information on the upcoming 2014 Ogden, UT convention, a new UPHS HO model offering, the Call for Nominations for the UPHS Board of Directors and more.

The Spring Edition of The Streamliner Second Section can be viewed here.  Second Section Spring 2014 02






Posted April 9, 2014 reb