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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific railroad was constantly in search of more powerful locomotives to pull it’s long and heavy freight trains through the heavily graded mountain passes of the Rockies. One answer to that search was the articulated locomotive known as “Big Boy”. With a wheel arrangement of 4-8-8-4, “Big Boy” was one of the largest and most powerful steam locomotives ever built.

Union Pacific Railroad Acquires Big Boy Locomotive No. 4014 ... Railroad Plans to Restore One of the Largest Steam Locomotives Ever Built

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A cleanup is under way in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth, where 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn, and 10 tipped on their sides. Mark Davis, Union Pacific spokesman says the 73-car train was carrying corn from Fairmont, Minn., to Blair, Neb., when it happened. The cause is under investigation, and theres no estimate yet on how much grain spilled.

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Simple Proof. Nick Boyer is a bad ass photographer!

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Union Pacific Railroad Offers Free Educational History Toolkit

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Union Pacific Passenger Locomotives of the Streamlined Era Poster - A-Trains.com

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Downtown Salt Lake City

Union Pacific, Salt Lake City, Utah When I was little, my family took the train to SLC....it was so exciting, and we got to hear the boy's choir at the Temple!

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Union Pacific GE Steam Turbine Locomotives.

Thought this was a bad pic !!! Union Pacific 4403

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD BIG BOY STEAM LOCOMOTIVE FILM 71522 - YouTube