Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were "hinged," or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of "pilot" wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four…

Photo Big Boy 4014 Steam Locomotive by Alan Fullmer. What an amazing looking train.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LOGO PLAQUE

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD LOGO PLAQUE

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD "WINGS" CAP

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD "WINGS" CAP

Vtg Union Pacific Railroad Beige Brown Ribbon Mesh Snapback Trucker Hat Cap | Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Men's Accessories, Hats | eBay!

Details about Vtg Union Pacific Railroad Beige Brown Ribbon Mesh Snapback Trucker Hat Cap

Vtg Union Pacific Railroad Beige Brown Ribbon Mesh Snapback Trucker Hat Cap | Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Men's Accessories, Hats | eBay!

Trains travel along the exact tracks that were installed to support construction of Hoover Dam. The state of Nevada obtained the tracks and right of way from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1985.

There’s A Magical Train Ride In Nevada That Most People Don’t Know About

Trains travel along the exact tracks that were installed to support construction of Hoover Dam. The state of Nevada obtained the tracks and right of way from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1985.

union pacific motor freight logo--possibly on a canvas

Union Pacific logo image: The Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad network in the United States.

Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Railroad Hi Cube BoxCar, With Box  | eBay

Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Railroad Hi Cube BoxCar, With Box

Bachmann HO Scale Union Pacific Railroad Hi Cube BoxCar, With Box | eBay

Shiny yellow Tunnel 18 | A Union Pacific passenger special e… | Flickr

A Union Pacific passenger special exits Tunnel 18 east of Crescent, Colorado, on June A lone, new EMD No. leads the shiny yellow train westbound through the “Tunnel District.

Stereoview of a large group of people, probably mostly journalists, posing on a rocky hill near the Union Pacific Railroad line in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, 1868. By John Carbutt.

Stereoview of a large group of people, probably mostly journalists, posing on a rocky hill near the Union Pacific Railroad line in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, 1868. By John Carbutt.

1935 Union Pacific Railroad Sherman Hill Wyoming Vintage Postcard

1935 Union Pacific Railroad Sherman Hill Wyoming Vintage Postcard

While author and publisher Mrs. Miriam Leslie was not on the Union Pacific Railroad executive tours of the new transcontinental line in 1868-’69, she wrote A Pleasure Trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate based on her own cross-country round trip rail adventure. In 1880, she inherited her husband’s paper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and continued to promote proper rail travel for women. – Miriam Leslie photo courtesy of New York Public Library –

While author and publisher Mrs. Miriam Leslie was not on the Union Pacific Railroad executive tours of the new transcontinental line in 1868-’69, she wrote A Pleasure Trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate based on her own cross-country round trip rail adventure. In 1880, she inherited her husband’s paper, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and continued to promote proper rail travel for women. – Miriam Leslie photo courtesy of New York Public Library –

The BNSF Railway is the second-largest freight railroad network in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad (its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight), and is one of seven North American Class I railroads. It has three transcontinental routes that provide high-speed links between the western and eastern United States. BNSF trains traveled over 169 million miles in 2010, more than any other North American railroad. BNSF's main competitor is the Union Pacific Railroad, the…

The BNSF Railway is the second-largest freight railroad network in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad (its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight), and is one of seven North American Class I railroads. It has three transcontinental routes that provide high-speed links between the western and eastern United States. BNSF trains traveled over 169 million miles in 2010, more than any other North American railroad. BNSF's main competitor is the Union Pacific Railroad, the…

This is the Union Pacific railroad. Of this railroad industry, Jay Gould was the primary holder of most of its railroads. Not only the Union Pacific, but almost 15% of all US railroads were owned by him.

This is the Union Pacific railroad. Of this railroad industry, Jay Gould was the primary holder of most of its railroads. Not only the Union Pacific, but almost of all US railroads were owned by him.

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