August 25, 2013
The Museum of the American Railroad and its collection of artifacts and rolling stock outgrew its space at Fair Park in Dallas, TX in 2006. The City of Frisco, TX, wanting to preserve their railroad heritage, offered the Museum a new home on 12 acres adjacent to the city center in April, 2008. Museum structures (H&CT depot and ATSF Tower 19) moved in 2012. Rolling stock moved in 2013. UP Big Boy #4018 was the last piece of rolling stock to move to Frisco on August 25, 2013.
This video was filmed by Tex-N Club member Richard Harper as it passed through his neighborhood. “It was a sunny Sunday, August 25, 2013, when I rushed home from church, attempting to catch the movement of UP Big Boy #4018 on the way to Frisco. I got in my car and drove to the Perry Road crossing in Carrollton. It was a hot summer day but my car’s air conditioning kept my iPhone and myself cool enough to capture this event.”
Thanks, Richard, for sharing your archive footage with us.
For more information on this move, visit the Museum of the American Railroad’s website at