Rivarossi HR2884 Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy 4-8-8-4 Articulated Locomotive UP Steam Heritage Edition with fuel tender HO

MRP £390.95

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Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to the Union Pacific in December 1941, capable of hauling trains up to 80mph, potentially faster than the 4-6-6-4 Challengers which had been built for passenger and fast freight service from the mid-1930s and rated at a peak of 6,290dbhp at 41mph. 4014 was retired exactly 20 years later, having traveled 1,659,564 km.

Following withdrawn from service many of the 'Big Boys' were donated for display along the UP route, No. 4014 being located at the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California in 2013 when the Union Pacific was looking at returning one of its' most iconic steam locomtouves to service alongside 4-8-4 844 (the only US steam locomotive never to be withdrawn from service with a major railroad) and as an alternative to 4-6-6-4 Challenger 3985 which was proving troublesome.

4014 was repurchased by the Union Pacific Railroad in 2015 and moved to the railroads 'Steam Team' base at Cheyenne for rrestoration. The locomotive returned to service in May 2019 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

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