The Face of a Big Boy

  UPRR Big Boy 4012  
The face of Union Pacific Big Boy 4012 at Steamtown in Vermont 1978. The overall length of this locomotive is 132 feet, 9-1/4 inches. It was retired by the Union Pacific in February 1962 after logging 1,029,507 miles. The locomotive cost the UP $265,000 when it was built in the 1940s. The train weighs 1,189,500 pounds and was operated at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. Steamtown paid a freight bill of about $6,000 to get it from the Council Bluffs, Iowa UP yard to Vermont.
  Click here to see the shots of this engine at Steamtown NHS in 2006  

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