27.1.14

RETURNING TO LARAMIE.

Union Pacific have successfully moved Big Boy 4014 from Pomona's fairgrounds (Fairplex?  That's so 1980s) to a maintenance base in Colton.


Railway and Locomotive Historical Society.

The Big Boy will be available for public viewing, each of the next two weekends.
Big Boy, also known as engine No. 4014, will be on public view at Union Pacific’s Colton yard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9, said Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt.  Visitors should enter the rail yard at 19100 Slover Ave. in Bloomington.

“Visitors will be permitted in the display area for No. 4014 only. There will be no other rail yard access,” he said.
The locomotive still must be moved dead-in-tow to the steam shops in Wyoming, where Union Pacific contemplate five years of work converting her to burn oil and restoring her to steaming condition.

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