Texarkana, Texas 2021-07-26 09:18:34 –
Union Pacific’s Big Boy Steam Locomotive will return to Ark’s Texarkana from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 embarks on the “Big Boy 2021 Tour” on August 5th, celebrating the railroad heritage and the Union Pacific serviced community. This is the first tour since the locomotive was restored for the 2019 Great Race tour, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. After 60 years of retirement, a multi-year restoration took place at Union Pacific’s steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Scott Moore, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, said: And Chief Administrative Officer. “We are proud to announce that this summer, Big Boy will return to a tour of the 10 states and hundreds of communities served by Union Pacific.”
No. 4014 will leave the steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 5, whistling in the communities of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
Twenty-five big boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific, and the first boy was delivered in 1941 to handle the steep terrain between Cheyenne and Ogden. No of the eight that still exist. The 4014 is the only big boy in operation in the world. The other seven are on display in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Denver, Colorado; Frisco, Texas; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; Scrington, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri.
The Texarkana stop is for viewing only.
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