How much does a Big Boy train cost?
Rides cost $350 for a one-way ticket. Passengers riding in executive class reserved an eight-seat private business car at the end of the train at a price tag of $15,000. Big Boy will pull several cars during its L.A.-area visit.
Are there any Big Boy locomotives left?
Twenty-five Big Boy locomotives were built for Union Pacific to haul heavy freight during World War II and out of the eight still preserved, No. 4014 is the world’s only functioning Big Boy.
How much did it cost to build a Big Boy locomotive?
The Big Boy locomotives weighed more than one million pounds and were 132 feet, 9 inches long. Stood on its end, one would be the equivalent of a 13-story building. Each one cost approximately $265,000 to build, or about $4.4 million in today’s money.
How many Big Boy trains are left?
4014 – in 2019, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. Of the eight remaining Big Boys in existence, No. 4014 is the only one operating today.
Where is 4014 Big Boy now?
Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, and relocated it back to Cheyenne to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion.
Where is Union Pacific 4014 now?
What fuel does 4014 use?
Union Pacific 4014
|Fuel type||No. 5 fuel oil, originally coal|
|Fuel capacity||6,450 US gal (24,400 l; 5,370 imp gal) of No. 5 oil 6,100 US gal (23,000 l; 5,100 imp gal) usable|
|Water cap.||25,000 US gal (95,000 l; 21,000 imp gal)|
How old is bigboy 4014?
Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.