Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 gets ready to make its journey east

Union Pacific Railroad is undertaking the movement and restoration of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives – the Big Boy No. 4014.

The Big Boy has called the RailGiants Train Museum at the L.A. County Fairgrounds home for the past 50 years. However, during the past few weeks the locomotive has been inching its way across the Fairgrounds parking lot to meet the tracks that will eventually take it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where it will undergo restoration.

The above video shows the Big Boy’s slow move through the parking lot. Rail fans will have a chance to see the locomotive on working train tracks at the Metrolink Covina Station on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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