Union Pacific 3977
Union Pacific 3977 or UP 3977 is a 4-6-6-4 articulated steam locomotive originally owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Its counterpart, Union Pacific 3985, is the largest operating steam locomotive in the world. No. 3977 was donated to the City of North Platte, Nebraska for display on October 19, 1968. It is on display in Cody Park, next to Union Pacific EMD DDA40X No.6922.
Union Pacific 3977 Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Steam
Builder: American Locomotive Company
Serial number: 70160
Build date: June 1943
• Whyte 4-6-6-4
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Operator: Union Pacific
Numbers: 3977 (coal burner, 1943), 3710 (oil burner, 1952), 900079 (MOW snow melter, 1961) renumbered back to 3977 for display in North Platte 1968.
Disposition: On static display
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Union Pacific 3977 Builders Photo, circa 1943.
Union Pacific Challenger No. 3977 on static display in Cody Park, July 6, 2007.
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