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Updates for Key Models

Dave is in Korea searching for a builder for the California Zephyr Passenger trains and future projects. Please watch this space for updates. FM Models factory who was building the CZ passenger cars burned to the ground last spring and Dave is not sure they will every get back in business. FM has produced all the Key Diesels for the last 10 plus years and their loss is huge.

WE have two sets of Santa Fe FT for sale. They are new old stock and are shown on the Key Models for Sale Page.

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Key Models announces the production of the 

Union Pacific  Big Boy.  

Built by the same builder now building the S.P. Cab Forwards

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Big Boy is the popular name of the American Locomotive Company 4000-class 4-8-8-4 articulatedcoal-fired, steam locomotives manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad until 1959.

The Big Boy fleet of twenty five locomotives were used primarily in the Wyoming Division to haul freight between Green River, Wyoming and Ogden, Utah

According to Union Pacific senior manager of Heritage Operations Ed Dickens Jr., the 4-8-8-4 series originally was to have been called "Wasatch". One day while one of the engines was being built an unknown worker scrawled "Big Boy" in chalk on its front. With that, the legendary name was born, and has stuck ever since.

Union Pacific Reservation Sheet is available on the Big Boy Feature Page
Please print and give to your Key Dealer

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