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Union Pacific Big Boy: Rebirth of a legend

The world's largest steam locomotive returns to the rails
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Through the 1940s and 1950s, Union Pacific's 25 4-8-8-4 Big Boys symbolized powerful, big-time railroading in the wide-open American West. Now, Union Pacific is bringing one of these legendary locomotives, No. 4014, back to steam.

No. 4014 has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds for 51 years, but it will leave soon to begin a multi-year restoration that will return it to steam. 

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