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       "Big Boy" Locomotive
 
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Kit features:
Model length: 464 mm
Separate butterfly damper
Detailed driver's cab
Movable pony trucks
Detailed driving wheels
Detailed driving rods
Front cow-catcher
Detailed tender with ladders
Finely detailed reproduction tracks (approx. 48 cm)
Decals for 2 Union Pacific versions

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The American Big Boys are some of the longest and largest steam locomotives ever built anywhere in the world.

During the late thirties Union Pacific often used auxiliary engines to haul trains from Ogden, Utah up a steep pass to Wasatch. Union Pacific wished to simplify this system and instructed their own development department to design a new locomotive capable of hauling a 3,600 ton train (max 4,200 tons) up the steep pass.

The 25 Big Boy locomotives were built in 2 groups. The first group, called the Class l, was built from 1941. The second, Class 2, was built in 1944. The last goods train was hauled by a Big Boy loco in July 1959. Most Big Boys were retired from service in 1961.
 
 
                           
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