The world's largest steam locomotive has been resting up in Cheyenne at Union Pacific's steam shop, but 'Union Pacific's Big Boy No.4014' will be making its way back on the tracks to kick off its 2022 West Coast Steam Tour this summer and of course, the tour kicks off in Wyoming's capital city..
Following its full restoration, Big Boy has been traveling across the United States and left the depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming on August 5 to travel through Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
Earlier this year, we shared some video of Wyoming’s legendary Big Boy train making its way across Wyoming and down into Utah. There’s new video that’s just been shared of the Big Boy traversing a Wyoming pass by a drone.
If the lines of local enthusiasts and community members standing in cold, misty weather was any indication, it appears the Union Pacific 4014, or "Big Boy," is absolutely welcome in our city.