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The overall length of this Big Boy locomotive is 132 feet, 9-1/4 inches. It was retired by the Union Pacific in February 1962 after logging 1,029,507 miles. The locomotive cost the UP $265,000 when it was built in the 1940s. The train weighs 1,189,500 pounds and was operated at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

The overall length of this Big Boy locomotive is 132 feet, 9-1/4 inches. It was retired by the Union Pacific in February 1962 after logging 1,029,507 miles. The locomotive cost the UP $265,000 when it was built in the 1940s. The train weighs 1,189,500 pounds and was operated at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 3452 Norfolk Southern EMD SD40-2 at Altoona, Pennsylvania by D. Collin Reinhart

RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 3452 Norfolk Southern EMD SD40-2 at Altoona, Pennsylvania by D. Collin Reinhart

.train traveling through very deep snow (MR) Amazing... when you don't live in deep-snow country, you don't think of overcoming obstacles like this.

.train traveling through very deep snow (MR) Amazing... when you don't live in deep-snow country, you don't think of overcoming obstacles like this.

RailPictures.Net Photo: WVC 67 West Virginia Central Railroad EMD FP7 at Near Elkins, West Virginia by Matt Reese

RailPictures.Net Photo: WVC 67 West Virginia Central Railroad EMD FP7 at Near Elkins, West Virginia by Matt Reese

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