Big Boys

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Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:29 pm

A couple of pics of my favourite American locos, the Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 articulated Big Boys. With an overall length of 130 feet and a weight in working order of 600 US tons they were awesome beasts.
There are quite a number preserved, all static I think. I have some photos of those which have been Emailed to me at times so will look them out.
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Front end detail of #4006 to use US numbering! There were 25 of these.
4003-BigBoy.JPG
#4003 in operation
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Re: Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:18 am

One of the photos sent on to me-#X4012 at Steamtown in the US.
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Re: Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:21 am

Another pic from Steamtown showing her motion. They seem to have painted everything!
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Re: Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:10 pm

A cutting from my own collection of two Big Boys X4014 and friend on a freight probably in Wyoming.
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Re: Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:50 am

This cutting shows just how big these locos were as seen here with her driver, sorry engineer giving her a once over in this night shot cutting. There was a celebrated photographer O Winston Link who specialised in night photos so it could be one of his.
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Re: Big Boys

Post by Deepol » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 pm

Deepol wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:10 pm
A cutting from my own collection of two Big Boys X4014 and friend on a freight probably in Wyoming.

Now back on the Main Line.
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