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All photos were taken on October 19 and added on October 20, 2019
Union Pacific Big Boy Steam Locomotive Number 4014
The locomotive was on a tour of the Union Pacific system to commemorate the
transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.
Running on the tracks just east of Bowie, Arizona
Near Luzena, Arizona. The underpass is the old US 80 track crossing
Luzena is near the current I-10 railroad overpass between Willcox and Bowie, Arizona
Stopped for public viewing in Bowie, Arizona
Passing through Steins Pass in southwestern New Mexico
Closeups showing additional views of the locomotive
Details of the driving wheels and steam cyliners.
The Union Pacific Railroad Big Boy Number 4014 steam locomotive was first placed in service in December 1941
and retired in December 1961. It was placed back into service in May 2019 for commemorative runs.
The engine and tender together are 132 feet long and weigh 1.2 million pounds.
The engine only is 85 feet long. The configuration is 4-8-8-4 : two sets of driving wheels
for a total of 16 drivers each 68 inches in diameter.
The maximum horsepower 6290. Originally fired by coal, it has been converted to oil.
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