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The Union Pacific Historical Society has added two new UP related books, not published by UPHS, to the UPHS Company Store.
This book looks at newly-discovered information about the engine’s construction by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., why it came to be built, and how it survived to become a “living legend” for Union Pacific. Includes 58 black & white illustrations. Cost: $19.95 plus shipping an handing. This book can be purchased here on at the UPHS Company Store.
This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved. It’s also the story of a century-long struggle to have America rediscover the significance of Promontory Summit, which culminated in the establishment of the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Includes 75 historic b&w photographs and one map. Cost: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. This book is available now at the UPHS Company Store.
Posted on July 7, 2014 reb
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
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