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UP worked with ALCO to design and created the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy in the early 1940s to run on trains between Green River, WY and Ogden, UT without having to "double head" (run two steam engines instead of one) the trains. 25 Big Boys were built and delivered between 1941 and 1944 and they ran in service until 1959. After starting between Green River, WY and Ogden, UT, they were later moved to Cheyenne and ran on trains primarily between Cheyenne, WY and Laramie, WY over Sherman Hill. 60 years after leaving service, UP 4014 steams again as it departs west with a special to head toward Sherman Hill.
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Location Information
City or County and State
Cheyenne, WY

Subdivision
Laramie (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
CP W511




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific
Model
4-8-8-4
Unit Number
UP 4014



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
24 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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