With the arrival of 4014 there are now two Union Pacific Big Boys in Cheyenne, WY.
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
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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
The 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
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.
Posted April 9, 2014 reb
Founded in 1984, the Union Pacific Historical Society (UPHS) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from its beginning in 1862 to the operation as it is today. The society is not supported by, or affiliated with the railroad other than the preservation of its rich and colorful history.
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