Union Pacific’s Big Boy Steam Locomotive Engine No. 4014 is back on track after nearly 60 years to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary the only operational Big Boy Engine no. 4014 which was retired in 1961 after registering more than 1 million miles (1,031,205 miles) on Western railroads was restored after two years of restoration in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Only 25 of the Big Boy engines were built, in the early 1940s
Union Pacific Engine No. 4014 Schedule:
600-ton locomotive started its journey from Butler, Wisconsin, at 8 a.m. Friday and will travel to its original perch at the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne on the morning of August 8.
|July 25||Adams, Wisconsin (start)|
|July 25||Friesland, Wisconsin (stopping)|
|July 25||Butler, Wisconsin|
|July 26-29||West Chicago, Illinois (on display)|
|July 30||Rochelle, Illinois (stopping)|
|July 30||Clinton, Iowa (stopping)|
|July 30||Wheatland, Iowa (stopping)|
|July 30||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|July 31||Belle Plaine, Iowa (short stopping)|
|July 31||Marshalltown, Iowa (stopping)|
|July 31||Elkhart, Iowa (stopping)|
|August 1||Des Moines, Iowa (on display)|
|August 2||Boone, Iowa (stopping)|
|August 2||Carroll, Iowa (stopping)|
|August 2||Woodbine, Iowa (stopping)|
|August 3||Des Moines, Iowa (on display)|
|August 4||Fremont, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 4||Columbus, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 4||Central City, Nebraska (short stopping)|
|August 4||Grand Island, Nebraska|
|August 5||Kearney, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 5||Cozad, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 5||North Platte, Nebraska|
|August 6||North Platte, Nebraska (on display)|
|August 7||Ogallala, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 7||Chappell, Nebraska (stopping)|
|August 7||Sidney, Nebraska|
|August 8||Pine Bluffs, Wyoming (short stopping)|
|August 8||Cheyenne, Wyoming (End)|
Timing: Short Stopping – 15 minutes, Stopping – 45 minutes
All details of locations, timing can be found here.
Union Pacific is posting updates on the train’s location on its Twitter feed.