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How many Big Boy left in Union Pacific?

Today, eight Big Boys survive, with most on static display at museums across the country. One of them, No. 4014, was re-acquired by Union Pacific and rebuilt to operating condition in 2019, regaining the title as the largest and most powerful operating steam locomotive in the world.

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How many Big Boy locomotives still exist?

Big Boy was that locomotive. A massive machine measuring nearly half a football field long and weighing in at over 600 tons, Big Boy easily surmounted the Wasatch. Union Pacific ordered 25 Big Boys. Today, eight remain; the balance having been cut up for scrap.

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What is the Union Pacific Big Boy used for?

Produced from 1941 to 1944 by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., exclusively for the Union Pacific Railroad, the Big Boy locomotives were designed primarily to handle heavy freight traffic in the Wasatch Mountains, where trains faced a continuous grade of 1.55 percent on a stretch of track east of ...

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Where is the Union Pacific Big Boy right now?

The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, and relocated it back to Cheyenne to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019.

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