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Locomotive of the Union Pacific Railroad to be Restored to its Former Glory

Locomotive of the Union Pacific Railroad to be Restored to its Former Glory

This article originally appeared in the Daily Mail

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 yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains.

‘It’s sort of like going and finding the Titanic or something that’s just very elusive, nothing that we ever thought would happen,’ said Jim Wrinn, editor of Trains, a magazine that covers the railroad industry.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

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