Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD

Item #15209

Exclusively from Trains magazine, this DVD takes you through the history, restoration, and the May 2019 inaugural runs of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014.

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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD covers the 1941-1959 history, 2014-2019 restoration, and May 2019 inaugural runs of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 on its original operating territory between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ogden, Utah, across famous Sherman Hill and Wasatch Grade. One of the world’s largest and most powerful steam locomotives (1.2 million pounds, 7,000 horsepower), No. 4014 will be the first Big Boy to run in 60 years! Trains has covered all aspects of this steam locomotive legend, and we’ll have four teams on the ground to cover its inaugural runs.

 You’ll see and learn about:

• Big Boy history
• The seven surviving Big Boys
• How UP rebuilt No. 4014
• Its historic trip to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad and doubleheader with 4-8-4 No. 844

Also available, Big Boy on Tour Part II DVD covers the July-November ramblings of the first operational Big Boy in 60 years as it travels to the Great Lakes region, returns to the Overland Route solo, tackles Cajon Pass, rides the Sunset Route, doubleheads with the George Bush 4141 diesel in Texas, and returns home in a snow storm. Buy them both and you’ve got a look at No. 4014’s complete first year in steam since 1959.

Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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