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Union Pacific Big Boy final by nieaCry Union Pacific Big Boy final by nieaCry
Spec: Built At: American Locomotive Company
Wheel Arrangement: 4-8-8-4
Drive Whel Diameter: 68”
Cylinder Diameters (Front & Rear): 23 3/4-23 3/4
Tender Type: Centepede (14 wheels)
Pistons Stroke: 32
Pounds of Weight on Drivers: 540,000
Tractive Effort: 135,000 lbs
Speed: 60-80 MPH
Weight: 1,208,000 lbs. (About 640 Tons)
Maximum Miles: 1,000,000

The Big Boy is the largest articulated steam engine ever to grace the prairies, although heavy the Big Boy could go 80 MPH without hauling anything. Some might speculate that the Alleghany is the heaviest, although some facts are not what they seem. Nothing like Big Boy has ever been seen, only 8 remains in existance.
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Given 2009-03-27
Union Pacific Big Boy final by ~nieaCry is a photoreal view of an amazingly detailed model in a beautiful environment. Well worth a close look! ( Featured by joannastar )
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abstratos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  New member
Hi im looking for a 3d Model of the big boy. I would like to modificate it and maybe print it. Where can i find it? Who builded this beautiful model?
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Botboy41 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
What a magnificent Titan the Big boy is, and Damn dose this make it look Even more amazing
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Patriot1776 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Here is a nice clip taken of when 4014 was stopped at Las Vegas on her return trip home to Cheyenne, WY to UP's shops so the rebuild can begin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b71t-n…

The music playing during this clip, combined with the images brought tears to my eyes. ^^

Hehe, love this thought, a Big Boy sitting in Old Penn Station!  Thank you! 
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UPSteam Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We can now say for certain that one is coming back to the rails! YAY!!!
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Bystander4 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Please tell me:
Where did you get this particular photo of Penn Station? I haven't been able to find it anywhere
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RNDmodels Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
We're working on a HO model based on the Penn Station plans. The tracks and platforms were yet another level below this which would be the main concourse pedestrian level, so this is just a CGI rendering based on the architecture! 
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ecfield Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo at first. Very well done! Thank you for sharing it with us.
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madcom13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, this is sweet!! 
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LtMorke Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I can't wait to see 4014 running again.
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing!! :wow: 
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Didja hear that 4014 is being brought back online? Word is after the 150th celebration it'll be put back on the line as a mountain puller.
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Dagohbert Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
wonderful artwork, I'm impressed :D
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Totenkopf83 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
te köcsög :D <3
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really missed train stations like this one :'(
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LittleBlueMonster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Unbelievable! That's the best 3-D-model of the 4-8-8-4 I've ever seen! Wonderful weathering! With all this glass stuff it looks like jumping out of steampunk or 1900's world exhibition.
I'm going to model a UP-class 4000 too, but I bang my head. No chance without detailed faksimile plans...
Do you use some UP-or ALCo-plans?
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! I used whis blueprints [link]
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misterTesla Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me want to listen to locomotive breath by jethro tull ;) faved!
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Boris, this is digital art? ..I am very impressed, it looks like a photograph.
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is 3d-art, not photo.
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I see that...It looked so real, I didn't read under the image...my bad. It is amazing.
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Meant to add this, too...[link]
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you seen [link]
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SAPHIRARACER Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Big and powerful I love the big boy steamers for the size and and the two sets of pistons on ach side
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Reultach Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These locomotives really are pretty to look at in their own unique way. And I'm not being sarcastic..
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sPikE--2012 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, this has always been my favorite Engine. I actually got to see one when I was a kid in love with trains. Love this picture!
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Atom-Smasher-Errors Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the locomotive that changed railroading forever. It's articulated, but not a Mallet.

It is the Last of the Giants.
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MarkRDragunov Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
As a mechanic, I have to say that this is simply "industrially gorgeus"!
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stormsirens2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
hey can you send .3ds file of this I want to see If I can make it work with physics on Google Sketchup, sketch up also excepts files of: .dem .dds .kmz and .dae
I hope I'm not trying to ask for a "tall order"
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mediathreat Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
this is intense and amazing
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nieaCry Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
谢谢!
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ksman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
As a retired railroader and life long railfan, I have to say this is so life like, it is wonderful. I cannot find a thing I do not like about your work. What was your inspritation for the train shed?
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't exactly remember. Mb some vintage photos of american (new york?) railway stations. Thank you!
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Bystander4 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Have stared at this amazing picture for hours. As best as I can figure, the background is much like the old Penn Station in NYC that was demolished in 1963, but I have not been able to find another one with the same details; I am guessing that it was black and white and that the tinting was your addition.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah! So much details!
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stormsirens2 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
very beautiful and grand old engine!
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
а помню на 3д центре помогал)
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a-kowalewski Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Hi,
My brother and I are huge train photography fans too. Could you vote on a Union Pacific Commerical Remake? It only takes a moment of your time and would really be helpful. He is using some of his favorite photographs that work for the commercial. Here is the website to vote: [link]
Thank you so much!
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
done! :3
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a-kowalewski Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Thank you! appreciate it!
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deepvoicemanbeans Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
this is one of the first pictures I saw on this sight. man its better then I remember
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:iconnieacry:
nieaCry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man :3
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deepvoicemanbeans Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
no problems just being honest
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marioking89 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Damn, you can never find any good source material when drawing steam engines. I'm wanting to create an old western manga in the future and there will be steam trains in it. I just can't find and damn refs.
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LittleBlueMonster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I use a two volume book: Heinrich Buchmann "Dampflokomotiven in den USA", Birkhäuser 1978. There are a lot of good pictures of nearly all Amerikan engines and some useful drawings (one from the "Big Boy"). But, of course, there aren't detail drawings to show hidden constructions. I don't think it's available in English, it's a Swiss production.

Some expensive faksimiles to buy were available on [link]
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marioking89 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wowza.
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Nym182 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Hi, I'm currently contemplating the idea of making one myself in the near future....can you tell me...did you use blueprints for it or just ref images? I can't seem to find enough materials..
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I used this blueprints
[link]
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FrauHimmel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Это очень красиво, браво
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sasha-cheater Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Угу, и какой же у него радиус вписываемости в кривую с такими тележками? =)))
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nieaCry Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Без понятия. Но это реально существующий паровоз.
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