Monday, July 29, 2013

UPDATE! See New Photo! Huge Steam Locomotive in Local Museum to be Restored and Put Back in Service by Union Pacific

Here is a photo of Big Boy at Pomona - complete with special affects smoke - just before his departure from Pomona.
Big Boy as it Looks at the Pomona

I didn't even know there was a railroad museum in Pomona until the story broke they are giving back one of their treasures to the Union Pacific so it can be restored - and put back in service.  Here is the opening of the story on the website

Union Pacific confirms plans to restore Big Boy steam locomotive

Published: July 23, 2013
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No. 4014 at Pomona
Photo by David Lustig
OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific confirms today it will purchase and restore a 4-8-8-4 Big Boy steam locomotive. The railroad has reached an agreement with the Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in Pomona, Calif., to transfer ownership of No. 4014 back to Union Pacific. The railroad plans to relocate the locomotive to Cheyenne, Wyo., where its Heritage Fleet Operations team will work to restore it to operating condition. Details regarding those efforts will be made public at a later date.

Union Pacific donated No. 4014 to the historical society Dec. 7, 1961. The locomotive arrived Jan. 8, 1962, at its current display location at the Rail Giants Train Museum in Pomona.
The rest of the story is at the site and here you can learn more about the Rail Giants Museum in Pomona.

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