Big Boy 2024 schedule released

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, May 12, 2024 8:52 PM

The Empress is out and about.

Meanwhile, in Cheyenne, the 24-wheeled leviathan stirs:

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Posted by Lord Atmo on Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:53 AM

It delights me that they're coming back to my area again. It was great seeing them bring 4014 to Altoona after 24 years of not caring about the track they got from CNW. I likely will plan a Chicago trip to see it stop there unless they run it closer to me. Any excuse to visit Chicago works for me too!

Your friendly neighborhood CNW fan.

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Posted by rdamon on Friday, November 3, 2023 8:59 PM


Tour dates and route information will be released in 2024. In addition to public stops, Union Pacific employees and their families will be invited along the route.


They announced that they will be announcing. 

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Posted by JC UPTON on Friday, November 3, 2023 12:52 PM



from the Far East of the Sunset Route

(In the shadow of the Huey P Long bridge)

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Big Boy 2024 schedule released
Posted by York1 on Thursday, November 2, 2023 7:11 PM

Just got an email from Union Pacific.  In part, it reads,


Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 30 - Nov. 2, 2023

UP Steam


Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014, the world's largest steam locomotive, will return to the rails in 2024 for a tour celebrating the railroad's deep history and connection to communities, and its employees. The tour is expected to reach all four corners of Union Pacific's 23-state system with anticipated stops in:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Nampa, Idaho
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Roseville, California
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

York1 John       

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