Union Pacific’s selected Big Boy 4014 steam engine goes on a highway again Apr 28, withdrawal a stream waystation nearby Colton to be towed opposite Nevada and Utah and afterwards on to Cheyenne, Wyo., by May 8. There, it will be easy for several years.
The steam beast built in a early 1940s will be on arrangement for a day in Las Vegas and a day in Salt Lake City during a journey.
Big Boy’s schedule tweeted and posted online shows a engine scheduled to leave during 8 a.m. PDT ON Apr 28 from Bloomington, an unincorporated area nearby Colton, and transport on to Victorville and Barstow with a initial day finale during a Union Pacific rail yard in Yermo, Calif.
Rail enthusiasts have anxious to a movements of a 6,300-horsepower engine. Day 2 brings a engine to Las Vegas, where it will be on arrangement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Apr 30.
It afterwards heads on a northeast track to Utah, where it will be on arrangement in Salt Lake City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 3. Scheduled attainment in Cheyenne is 1 p.m. MDT on May 8.
This engine (25 were built by a American Locomotive Co.) had been an artifact during a RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona. The museum took such good caring of a engine that Union Pacific motionless to trade other apparatus to get it behind and revive it during a Cheyenne facility.
Big Boy 4014 embarked on a road trip in Jan when it was changed initial from a museum and afterwards on to a rail yard in Bloomington. Since then, it has been being prepared for a Big Tow. Eight of a large steam engines have survived and are on arrangement around a country, a Associated Press reports.
“Restoration is approaching to take 3 to 5 years,” a story says. “The tyrannise would like to have a Big Boy handling by 2019 for a 150th anniversary of a pushing of a Golden Spike in Utah, that related a Union Pacific with a Central Pacific and finished a initial transcontinental railroad.”