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News photo: Big Boy begins 2021 tour

By | August 5, 2021

Locomotive begins month-long, 10-state tour

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Steam locomotive pulling mix of passenger and frieght cars
Steam locomotive pulling mix of passenger and frieght cars
Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 heads east at Archer, Wyo., on Thursday, Aug. 5. (Zach Marlow)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Big Boy has begun this year’s Big Trip.

Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 left its Cheyenne headquarters today, heading east to Sidney, Neb., on the first leg of a month-long, 10-state journey that will take it to New Orleans and back. Union Pacific offers both a detailed schedule and live tracking of the Big Boy on its website, as well as location updates on Twitter.

Watch Trains News Wire for more information as the trip progresses.

Map showing Big Boy tour route for 2021
The route of this year’s Big Boy tour, which began today. (Union Pacific)

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