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Huge Boy locomotive to go to Colorado on Union Pacific’s US tour

Huge Boy locomotive to go to Colorado on Union Pacific’s US tour

Huge Boy No. 4014 was constructed within the Nineteen Forties to beat mountains.

DENVER — The world’s largest steam engine is heading out on a roundtrip tour between Wyoming and Colorado.

Union Pacific’s famed Huge Boy No. 4014 will depart Cheyenne on Thursday, July 28 and will likely be on show Friday, July 29 within the Mile Excessive Metropolis.

Huge Boy will likely be on show and accessible for public viewing at Denver’s Union Station on Friday between 10 a.m. to three p.m.

The large steam locomotive was constructed within the Nineteen Forties to beat mountains whereas carrying gear throughout World Struggle II. The tour is to honor Union Pacific’s one hundred and sixtieth anniversary and the historic position railroads serve in America. 

The Cheyenne-based Huge Boy No. 4014 was final in Denver in September 2021 on a tour of seven Colorado cities.

The Union Pacific Museum can even host a particular passenger journey from Denver to Cheyenne, pulled by No. 4014, on Saturday, July 30. The tour is the annual gala fundraiser for the nonprofit Union Pacific Museum and is a uncommon alternative for the general public to journey on this historic heritage gear.

“Each the communities of Denver and Cheyenne have a wealthy historical past that goes virtually as far again to the muse of Union Pacific Railroad,” stated Scott Moore, senior vice chairman – Company Relations and chief administrative officer.

“We’re upset we can not have our longer Huge Boy tour this 12 months however rekindling our nice historical past with Denver and the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo will give us a possibility to share No. 4014 with the general public in 2022.”

Huge Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December of 1941, constructed to cross the Wasatch Mountain Vary east of Ogden, Utah. Union Pacific stated No. 4014 was retired in 1961 after touring a bit over 1,000,000 miles, reacquired by Union Pacific in 2013 and restored to service in 2019.

Twenty-five Huge Boy locomotives had been constructed for Union Pacific, No. 4014 is the world’s solely functioning Huge Boy. 

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