Central Pacific

  • Sixty years on, the world waits to see UP ‘Big Boy’ steam again

    Sixty years on, the world waits to see UP ‘Big Boy’ steam again

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    ONE of the legendary Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ 4-8-8-4s is nearing the end of its landmark restoration to working order, in time for celebrations to mark the company’s 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad’s Golden Spike on May 10. The golden spike was the final spike driven to join the rails connecting the Central…

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