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Big Boy Combo DVD Part 1


Special Collector's Edition - Big Boy Combo DVD Part 1 - Featuring Last of the Giants & Last of the giants Volume 2: The Cheyenne Shops

Measuring 132 feet long and weighing one and a quarter million pounds, the Union Pacific Big Boys were the largest, heaviest most powerful steam locomotives of their type. These giants could pull a five and a half mile long train on level track! Although only 25 Big Boys were ever built, over 18 years those few engines ran up nearly 26 million miles hauling billions of tons of freight. In Pentrex's Big Boy Combo Part 1, you'll see two fantastic shows presenting the Big Boys in all their glory.

Last of the Giants - Union Pacific paid tribute to its Big Boys in a public relations film that has become a sought after collector's item for rail enthusiasts worldwide. You'll see the evolution of UP steam Power from 4-6-0s to the development of the articulated locomotive. Then you'll meet the Bug Boys and watch as they are serviced, rebuilt, and run. Trackside and cab shots feature these mighty 4-8-8-4s pulling long freights over Wyoming's Sherman Hill during their last years in service. This classic film is one you'll enjoy again and again!

Last of the Giants Volume 2: The Cheyenne Shops - Cheyenne was a bustling hub for UP steam in the 1950s. It's where the Big Boys were based during their last years of operation powering freights over Sherman Hill to Laramie. In Volume 2, youlll go on a tour of the coal chute and servicing areas, take a spin on a turntable that served the 48-stall roundhouse, and visit the backshop where the Big Boys were rebuilt. You'll hear the stories of the men who once worked on these famous locomotives and will learn about the operational layout and design of the Cheyenne yards as they were in the late 1950s. The footage used in this production was shot by UP cameramen over a 3 year period, with updated material added by Pentrex. It's an unforgetable visit!

Produced by Pentrex and the Union Pacific Historical Society
Copyright Pentrex 1992, 1993 & 2004.
83 minutes. Beautiful Color with Appropriate stereo sound and narration.
Includes chapter menus.
ISBN 1-56342-152-6


Item # 004898

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