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Dallas Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Dallas TX, June 2002

The Dallas Age of Steam Railroad Museum is the home of the Union Pacific "Big Boy" steam locomotive #4018. This is a 4000-series articulated type. The Big Boys were the largest steam engines ever constructed. To negotiate the tight curves the Big Boy was articulated so the front wheels could pivot. Sometimes pulling a train more than a mile long, they used 8 drive wheels. This engine was used to pull trains over Sherman Hill between Wyoming and Ogden, Utah.

The 4018 was built in Jan 1942 for $265,174 and served for 20 years. She ran 1,037,123 miles before retirement in 1962.


Stats
Length:
132' 9 "
Height:
50 ft.
Weight:
1.2 million pounds
Coal consumed per hour:
22,000 pounds
Water consumed per hour:
12,100 gallons
Max Travel Speed:
80 mph
Front of the Big Boy (4018)[4018]
[Stereo] Front of the Big Boy (4018)[4018]

Front of the last Frisco Engine (4501)[4501]
[Stereo] Front of the last Frisco Engine (4501)[4501]

Drive wheels[bigboylevers]
[Stereo] Drive wheels[bigboylevers]

2-10-0 1917 Steam Locomotive. Originally built for Imperial Russia, but never delivered because of Bolshevik Revolution[Panorama1_cropped_1]
[Pan] 2-10-0 1917 Steam Locomotive. Originally built for Imperial Russia, but never delivered because of Bolshevik Revolution[Panorama1_cropped_1]

Santa Fe Brill Motorcar, 1931[Panorama1_cropped_2]
[Pan] Santa Fe Brill Motorcar, 1931[Panorama1_cropped_2]

Passenger Cars[Panorama1_cropped_3]
[Pan] Passenger Cars[Panorama1_cropped_3]

Centennial diesel-electric 6,600 hp - largest ever built and "Bobber" Caboose 1896[Panorama1_cropped_4]
[Pan] Centennial diesel-electric 6,600 hp - largest ever built and "Bobber" Caboose 1896[Panorama1_cropped_4]

Union Pacific #4018 "Big Boy" 1942. Largest steam locomotive ever built, used to pull mile-log freight trains. Under full steam, could travel 80 mph, consuming 22,000 pounds of coal and 100,000 pounds of water.[Panorama1_cropped_5]
[Pan] Union Pacific #4018 "Big Boy" 1942. Largest steam locomotive ever built, used to pull mile-log freight trains. Under full steam, could travel 80 mph, consuming 22,000 pounds of coal and 100,000 pounds of water.[Panorama1_cropped_5]

Drive wheels of the Frisco Steam Locomotive #4051, 1942. These drive wheels are about 6 feet tall![Panorama1_cropped_6]
[Pan] Drive wheels of the Frisco Steam Locomotive #4051, 1942. These drive wheels are about 6 feet tall![Panorama1_cropped_6]

Drive wheels of the Frisco Steam Locomotive #4051, 1942. These drive wheels are about 6 feet tall![Panorama1_cropped_7]
[Pan] Drive wheels of the Frisco Steam Locomotive #4051, 1942. These drive wheels are about 6 feet tall![Panorama1_cropped_7]

Drive wheels[wheels]
Drive wheels[wheels]

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