Big Boy is back: Union Pacific to restore gigantic steam locomotive, among largest ever built

  • by: DAN ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 15, 2014 - 2:45 AM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

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