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Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 at Pine Bluffs

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Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Celebrating the arrival of the Big Boy 4014

Several of our residents braved much warmer temperatures and an almost three and a half hour delay to get a glimpse of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 as it rolled into Pine Bluffs on Monday.

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Engineer Ed Dickens

Marking the 150 year anniversary of the Transcontinental railroad, the 4014 began its journey in Cheyenne where it experienced a several hour delay due to a broken spring. Not to be deterred, however, the citizens of Pine patiently waited and were finally granted payoff when the Big Boy steamed in at about a quarter after one.

The 4014 stayed for about thirty minutes while on lookers took hundreds of photographs and the engines team oiled the pistons and joints. With Engineer Ed Dickens at the helm the steam engine powered out of Pine one last time on its journey east. For those who were there it was a pretty cool sight to see.

 

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