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Greg Parker of Diamond Aerial Images LLC based out of the River Valley took his Drone and still camera to shoot this historic locomotive as it passed thru the Van Buren area this week.

Known as Big Boy #4014, it is the world’s largest steam locomotives weighing in at over 1 million pounds.

The Union Pacific Big Boy is a type of simple articulated 4-8-8-4 steam locomotive manufactured by the American Locomotive Company between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in revenue service until 1959.