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Big Boy Icon Shop Loco
Big Boy
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 12 Icon Power
Tax 100 Gold
Dispatch XP 30 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 500,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 5,815 XP Buy XP
Level 36 Level
Limit 1 Limit
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop VO Vintage 6 Nov 2011 400 Gems 6,000 XP 22 Limit 1
Other Information
Used in contracts:

Added to the Shop at an unknown date.

Data corrected with the 28 Nov 2016 Game Update.

The Big Bad Boy is a variant of this locomotive available as award from George.

Big Boy was the name of the Union Pacific's 4000 classes 4-8-8-4 articulated steam locomotives, built between 1941 and 1944 by ALCO. The 25 Big Boys were the only trains to have the 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which combined two sets of eight driving wheels with a four-wheel leading truck for stability entering curves and a four-wheel trailing truck to support the large firebox.

The Big Boys were one of the biggest steam engines ever built and the only locomotives to utilize the 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement. 25 of them were built for Union Pacific, intended to haul heavy freight trains over the long and relatively steep grades of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. They were designed with stability at 60 miles per hour (100 km/h), reliability and safety in mind.
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