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Part Number:124473

New Book

Expected Release Date:

Due September
224 pages softcover

  • Union Pacific's Big Boys, a 224-page book, covers the complete story of the best-known and most-popular steam locomotives ever built including the history all the way through to the much-anticipated restoration of No. 4014.

  • This book will give historical background on the early 1940s development of the 25 steam locomotives in the 4-8-8-4 line, explain why they were built, how they were used, and trace their history until they were retired in the late 1950s.

  • The horizontal format lends itself well to display the 175 high-quality photos of these magnificent locomotives as they moved throughout the Union Pacific system.

  • Restoration of No. 4014 has been of great interest to railfans and the general public, starting with its recovery from a park in 2013, extensive rebuilding at Union Pacific's Cheyenne shops, and its maiden voyage in 2019 to the 150th anniversary celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad and subsequent tour through much of the United States.

  • Trains magazine staff has followed along closely at all stages of the restoration of No. 4014 since it began in 2013, developing an extensive library of articles and photographs, many of which will be included.