During World War II Union Pacific operated some of the most modern and powerful steam locomotives ever built. Among them were the famous "Big Boys," the largest steam locomotives in the world. Working with them were the "800-class" high-speed passenger locomotives, as well as hundreds of older class steam engines. Union Pacific's steam legacy continues today with the preservation and operation of its historic fleet – No. 844 and No. 4014.

Heritage Donation Special

Challenger No. 3985 and steam locomotive No. 5511 along with other pieces of vintage rail equipment is being delivered to the nonprofit Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA) in Silvis, Illinois.

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Bringing the Big Boy Back to Life

Trace the progress of Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads as they raced to complete the transcontinental railroad and discover the communities they created along the way.

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