Nearly one year ago Craig Walker captured the Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ 4-8-8-4 as it was lead east toward Cheyenne, WY from its starting point in the UP West Colton Yard earlier in the day. The massive ‘Big Boy’ #4014 was being moved from it longtime home in Pomona CA to Cheyenne where the historic locomotive is currently being rebuilt and restored for future excursion train service with its stable mate the UP 844 and 3985.
I asked Craig to share a few of his images with us so we could help you understand the relevance to the Union Pacific EMD SD70M #4014 (of the same number of the 4-8-8-4) that lead the historic ‘Big Boy’ west along with EMD SD70M #4884 (note…the road number is the wheel arrangement of the Big Boy).
Overland Hobbies is offering the Union Pacific SD70M #4014 as it is detailed here with the Big Boy in HO scale for delivery in late 2016. Please follow the link to our site to place your pre-order by March 26, 2016.