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Alco Big Boy locomotive coming back to life

Spectators view the historic locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 at Metrolink Station, in Covina, Calif. The locomotive was to head for Colton over the next several weeks before No. 4014 is towed to Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet Operations headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Spectators view the historic locomotive, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 at Metrolink Station, in Covina, Calif. The locomotive was to head for Colton over the next several weeks before No. 4014 is towed to Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet Operations headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo.
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1941 Alco Big Boy to be refurbished in Wyoming 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. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it's coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a ...


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