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Union Pacific announces schedule for Big Boy’s return, public display with Living Legend No. 844

Union Pacific announced today the commemorative tour schedule for its historic steam locomotives, Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844. The iconic steam locomotives will unite for the first time in a public display May 9 in Ogden, UT, during UP’s celebratory event …

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Transcontinental Railroad documentary ‘Journey to Promontory’ to debut at Galveston Railroad Museum

GALVESTON, TX – On May 10, 1869, two steam locomotives met on a far corner in Utah on freshly laid track. A golden spike was driven into a tie, and for the first time in history the United States was connected coast to coast by …

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Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 restoration coming along one bolt at a time, on pace for 2019 debut

By TIM BLACKWELL/Cowcatcher Magazine DENVER — About 100 miles north in Cheyenne, WY, one of the remaining relics of big-time steam sits in pieces. Union Pacific No. 4014 has been stripped down to its drivers, hardly resembling the power and might it exhausted over 20 …

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad announces return to service for rehabilitated 117-year-old locomotive

  GRAPEVINE, TX – The Grapevine Vintage Railroad announced today that “Puffy” will ride again. The tourist railroad’s 117-year-old steam engine No. 2248, affectionately known as “Puffy,” will return for a series of short excursions beginning Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The locomotive, a former Southern Pacific 4-6-0, has undergone extensive …

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MAR finally gets ‘Big Boy’ to its new home; massive locomotive moves flawlessly to Frisco site

With hundreds cheering it on, the Big Boy made it home. The Museum of the American Railroad’s beyond massive 4-8-8-4 Union Pacific steam locomotive arrived without incident at its new digs in Frisco, TX, on Aug. 25, capping a two-part move interrupted by periodic postponements. …

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UPDATE: Railroads give go-ahead for ‘Big Boy’ to complete move to Frisco on Sunday morning

The “Big Boy” will be on the move shortly to its new home in Frisco, TX. Officials at the Museum of the American Railroad got the word about 10 a.m. today from BNSF Railway that the second leg of moving the Union Pacific steam locomotive …

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