Union Pacific Big Boy # 4014


UPHS Color LogoThe Union Pacific Historical Society would like to make it clear that it does not have any connection to the restoration of Union Pacific Big Boy # 4014.  The UPHS does not have any information about 4014 other than what is available already in the press. Members should get all official information for the Union Pacific Railroad website or the UP Steam Shop website.

The UPHS does publish a Photo Steam booklet on all UP 4000 class steam locomotives including the 4014 which is available for purchase at the UPHS Company Store.

The UPHS also has published a disc containing Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4000 class “Big Boy” erecting drawings and details which is also available at the UPHS Company Store.


Page Updated on September 11, 2013  reb

Limited Supply of 2008 Topeka Convention Cars Back in Stock

A limited supply of  the 2008 Topeka convention boxcar kits are back in stock. 15 cars representing 4 car numbers in two versions are now available at the UPHS Company Store.  Don’t hesitate, because when these cars are sold out there will be no more. To purchase please go to the model section of the UPHS Company Store.

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Posted August 14, 2013  reb

Pre-order 2014 UPHS Calendar

00 2014 CoverThe 2014 UPHS calendar, featuring historic pictures by Alex Mayes, Mike Beynes,
Jack Pfeifer, Lou Schmitz, Neal Lutyens, William Kratville, Tom Lee, Dave Gross
and W.F. Hanson, can be pre-ordered now at the UPHS Company Store.

The calendar makes a great Holiday or birthday present. Or purchase an
additional copy so you can have a copy of the calendar at work and home.

PLEASE NOTE: The calendar is free with a UPHS Sustaining membership for just $20 more than the cost of a Regular UPHS membership.

The 2014 UPHS calendar is expected to ship with the Fall Streamliner.

Mike Connor, UPHS Calendar Committee Chairperson, is now accepting images for the 2015 UPHS calendar.  Please send your photos, slides or digital files to:

Mike Connor
10260 Monroe Street
Omaha, NE 68127-5403 

August 8, 2013  reb


2013 Board of Directors Election Results

imagesCAS36MTZ We would like to thank the 600 UPHS members who took the time to return their ballots in this year’s UPHS Board of Directors election. The results were officially announced at our 29th annual convention in Topeka, KS.

Cate Kratville and Rob Leachman were elected to the UPHS Board for 3-year terms.  Greg Gardner was re-elected for another three years.

At the UPHS Board of Directors Meeting held in Topeka Larry Tiffany retained the President’s position.  Greg Gardner remains as Vice-President.  Hilding Larson has agreed to hold the Treasurers post until a new treasurer takes over.  Joe Perz is the Board’s new Secretary.

The names of all current UPHS Board of Directors and the list of UPHS officers can be found here.

Posted July 31, 2013 reb

2014 UPHS Convention Ogden, Utah

Ogden Summit HotelThe 2014 UPHS Convention will be held in Ogden, UT July 30th through August 2, 2014.  The convention will be held at the Summit Hotel.  Registration information and convention updates will be available here on the UPHS.org website when it becomes available.




July 28, 2013 reb