A progress report on Union Pacific Big Boy 4014
Deep inside the cavernous backshop at Cheyenne, Wyo.
I am heading to the USA this December and January and will be visiting Utah. I am planning on getting to promontory but may also head a little father north to Cheyenne if there is not too much snow.The aim is to get it going for the 150th golden spike aniversary in 2019, this though is dependent on the restoration going to plan. Although 4014 itself appears to be in quite good condition, the restoration team is being quite picky and they are going to make sure the restoration is in the end top class regardless of the time frame.
I will be visiting the Royal Gorge Railroad which I hope will be running during January.
Durango and Silverton also before going to Sante Fe via Raton.
Also looking forward to seeing the Big Boy in action someday.
Do we know when the loco will be ready for traffic?