Posted 6 years ago
I was going to post some caboose photos but I ran across these so we will go with the Big Boy.
The Big Boy series locomotives were arguably the largest locomotives ever built with a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement. Basically it was two giant locomotives put together to make a truly gigantic locomotive.
It was on static display at the Pomona Fairplex until recently when Union Pacific decided to restore it to operating condition. 4014 was in the best condition of all the remaining Big Boys as it was well cared for and in dry climate.
The first three photos were taken at the Union Pacific yard in Colton. The last photo is from Pomona.
Everything about this locomotive was huge from the lead wheel section to the centipede tender. Hamburger and hot dog buns were kept behind the cow catcher should an unfortunate cow wander on to the tracks.