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Western Steam Power "Big Boy
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Union Pacific Big Boy 4005 (4-8-8-4)
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Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" Steam Engine Footage
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Broad Way Limited BLI Big Boy Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Part 2
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1941 Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive #4006
1941 Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive #4006
::2011/08/27::
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Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive - N scale by Athearn
Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotive - N scale by Athearn
::2013/01/27::
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Running of Lionel
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::2010/09/12::
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Big Boy 4-8-8-4 N-scale
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::2008/04/27::
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MTH Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4016
MTH Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4016
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Broadway Limited 4-8-4 Northern #3751 ATSF review (2nd run) HO Scale Paragon 2
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::2013/06/05::
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ACCUCRAFT  UP 4-8-8-4 BIG BOY, LIVE STEAM
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Bachmann EM-1 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone with SoundTraxx Tsunami
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Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy steam locomotive #4014 move South Fontana 1/26/14
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy steam locomotive #4014 move South Fontana 1/26/14
::2014/01/27::
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HO Scale Athearn Genesis 4-8-8-4 Union Pacific Big Boy
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::2012/06/15::
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4-8-8-4 UP Big Boy with Circus Train - Monroe Train Show
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MTH HO 4 8 8 4 BIG BOY UP4005 ♪DCS SOUND♪
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2013 Athearn N Scale Big Boy 4-8-8-4 Review
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HO Rivarossi DCC/Sound Big Boy 4-8-8-4 UP 4005
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Precision Craft Models 4-8-8-4 Union Pacific Big Boy#4002 Steam Locomotive HO Scale
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::2012/11/29::
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MTH Premier UP Big Boy (4-8-8-4) O-Gauge Steam Locomotive
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::2007/03/21::
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HO Scale 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy"
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LEGO TRAIN BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 INSTRUCTIONS
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Review of the Athearn Genesis Northern FEF 4-8-4 # 844 Steam Engine
Review of the Athearn Genesis Northern FEF 4-8-4 # 844 Steam Engine
::2010/10/10::
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Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4, Athearn N scale
Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4, Athearn N scale
::2012/04/23::
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lego 4-8-8-4 big boy 1
lego 4-8-8-4 big boy 1
::2011/12/09::
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MTH Premier UP Big Boys (4-8-8-4) O-Gauge Steam Locomotives
MTH Premier UP Big Boys (4-8-8-4) O-Gauge Steam Locomotives
::2007/03/16::
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MTH Premier UP Big Boy (4-8-8-4) O-Gauge Steam Locomotive with the Caboose Train in True HD 1080p
MTH Premier UP Big Boy (4-8-8-4) O-Gauge Steam Locomotive with the Caboose Train in True HD 1080p
::2010/11/03::
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Chesapeake & Ohio Lima 614 (4-8-4) Steam Locomotive
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HO UP 4-8-8-4 Big Boy  Broadway Limited
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HO Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 4014 Customized (Excursion Version)
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THE FULL MOMENT #2:UP 4-8-8-4 Big Boy #4014 to WC and other trains 1-26-14
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BLI Blue Line Custom 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
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Athearn Genesis "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4
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K-Line Big Boy 4-8-8-4
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Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 makes the shuttle move to West Colton 1/26/14
Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 #4014 makes the shuttle move to West Colton 1/26/14
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Athearn N Scale Big Boy 4-8-8-4
Athearn N Scale Big Boy 4-8-8-4
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BLI Broadway Limited Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4
BLI Broadway Limited Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4
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Train Simulator 2013 Big Boy 4-8-8-4
Train Simulator 2013 Big Boy 4-8-8-4
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lego treno big boy  4-8-8-4 in movimento
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Marcusville 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 06-01-14
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UP 4015 4-8-8-4 Big Boy (Trix, ESU) Test
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Athearn 4-8-8-4 BigBoy UP
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Rivarossi Bigboy 4-8-8-4
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MY MTH   BIG BOY 4-8-8-4
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Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 San Diego Special HO Scale Edition
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Lionel 6-28029 Union Pacific BIG BOY 4-8-8-4 TMCC
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MTH PREMIER 4-8-8-4 BIG BOY w/DYNAMO/WHISTLE SMOKE UPGRADE!!!
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O Gauge Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 Joshua Lionel Cowen JLC vs differences Lionmaster
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A Big Boy locomotive. This example is Union Pacific 4023.

In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a 4-8-8-4 is a locomotive with a four-wheel leading truck, two sets of eight driving wheels, and a four-wheel trailing truck. 4-8-8-4s are commonly known as "Big Boys".

Other equivalent classifications are:
UIC classification: 2DD2 (also known as German classification and Italian classification)
French classification: 240+042
Turkish classification: 46+46
Swiss classification: 4/6+4/6

The equivalent UIC classification is refined to (2′D)D2′ for Mallet locomotives.

4-8-8-4 Big Boys were only produced for the Union Pacific Railroad. Twenty-five such engines were built between 1941 and 1944, numbered 4000 to 4024. Eight of these survive, all on static public display at various sites in the USA. Union Pacific has announced plans to restore No. 4014 to operation for use in mainline excursion service. No. 4014 is expected to be operational by 2019.[1]

The UP Big Boys were an expansion of the 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" type articulated locomotive. Although their wheels were an inch (25 mm) smaller than those of the Challengers, they were still able to sustain high speeds. Adding four driving wheels increased the pulling power of the locomotive and reduced the need for helper locomotives over steep grades.

Other American railroads considered buying 4-8-8-4s, including the Western Pacific Railroad, which already rostered large 2-8-8-2s and 4-6-6-4s, but diesel locomotives were gaining popularity and soon were able to displace these monster locomotives.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trains Magazine. "Union Pacific Big Boy: Rebirth of a Legend". Retrieved 22 October 2013. 


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