E-mail Article to a FriendPrint ArticleBookmark and Share

UP confirms Big Boy travel dates to Cheyenne, will depart Colton April 28

Published: April 11, 2014
4014 move Bunce
No. 4014 on the first leg of its journey from Pomona in late January.
Photo by Howard Bunte
LOS ANGELES — Union Pacific has confirmed that 4-8-8-4 Big Boy No. 4014 will depart its West Colton Yard on April 28 at 8 a.m. A total of 27 stops are planned on the 11-day trek to Cheyenne, including all-day displays in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Ogden.

Trains Magazine will provide complete Internet coverage of the move of No. 4014 on the road to restoration. Live streaming will be offered from beginning to end, with the broadcast schedule to be determined.

For the latest information, go to www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/steam/details.shtml as the tour unfolds.

All times are local. The schedule includes:

April 28:

Depart 8 a.m. Bloomington, Calif. - 19100 Slover Ave.

Arrive 10:30 a.m. Canyon, Calif. – inspect locomotive
Depart 11 a.m. Hwy 138 and Lone Pine Canyon Rd

Arrive 12:30 p.m. Victorville, Calif. – inspect locomotive
Depart 1:15 p.m. Amtrak Station - 16838 D St.

Arrive: 3:15 p.m. Barstow - Whistle stop
Depart: 3:30 p.m. Amtrak Station - 685 N 1st Ave.

Arrive 5:30 p.m. Yermo, Calif. – Union Pacific yard
Dusty Trail and Jellico St.


April 29:

Depart 8 a.m. Yermo, Calif. – Union Pacific yard
Dusty Trail and Jellico St.

Arrive 12:30 p.m. Kelso, Calif. – Service, Old Depot
Depart 1:15 p.m. Cima-Kelso Rd and Kelbacker Rd

Arrive 4:15 p.m. Jean, Nev. - inspect locomotive
Depart 4:45 p.m. Prison Rd. crossing

Arrive 6:15 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev. – Union Pacific yard
1001 Ironhorse Ct.

April 30 – Layover and Display:
Union Pacific rail yard
1001 Ironhorse Ct.
Las Vegas, Nev.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 1:

Depart 7 a.m. Las Vegas, Nev. – Union Pacific yard
1001 Ironhorse Ct.

Arrive 9:15 a.m. Moapa, Nev. – inspect locomotive
Depart 9:45 a.m. Near Hwy. 168 overpass

Arrive 1:30 p.m. PDT Caliente, Nev. - inspect locomotive
Depart 1:45 p.m. PDT Spring St. crossing

Arrive 5 p.m. MDT Modena, Utah - inspect locomotive
Depart 5:30 p.m. MDT Modena Rd. near old water tower.

Arrive 8:30 p.m. MDT Milford, Utah – Union Pacific rail yard
200 South St. East and 100 East St. South

May 2:

Depart 8 a.m. MDT Milford, Utah. Union Pacific rail yard
200 South St. East and 100 East St. South

Arrive 10:30 a.m. Clear Lake, Utah – inspect locomotive
Depart 11 a.m. Clear Lake Rd. crossing
Arrive 12:01 p.m. Delta, Utah – Whistle stop
Depart 12:15 p.m. Union Pacific office - 357 West St.

Arrive 4:45 p.m. Stockton, Utah – Whistle stop
Depart 5 p.m. Silver Ave. crossing

Arrive 7:45 p.m. Salt Lake City, Utah
1020 Warm Springs Rd.

Saturday, May 3 – Layover and Display:
1020 Warm Springs Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 4:

Depart 8 a.m. Salt Lake City, Utah
1020 Warm Springs Rd.

Arrive 11:45 a.m. Ogden, Utah – Ogden Depot
2501 Wall Ave.

May 5 – Layover and Display:

Ogden Depot
2501 Wall Ave.
Ogden, Utah
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 6

Depart 8 a.m. Ogden, Utah – Ogden Depot, 2501 Wall Ave.

Arrive 10:45 a.m. Echo, Utah – Whistle stop
Depart 11:15 a.m. Echo Rd crossing

Arrive 12:45 p.m. Evanston, Wyo. - inspect locomotive
Depart 1:15 p.m. Old Depot – 10 10th St.

Arrive 4 p.m. Granger, Wyo. - inspect locomotive
Depart 4:30 p.m. Main St. crossing

Arrive 5:45 p.m. Green River, Wyo. – Whistle stop
Depart 6:15 p.m. 200 E. Railroad Ave.

Arrive 7:30 p.m. Rock Springs, Wyo. – 501 N. Front St.


May 7:

Depart 8 a.m. Rock Springs, Wyo. - 501 N. Front St.

Arrive 11:30 p.m. Wamsutter, Wyo. - inspect locomotive
Depart 12:01 p.m. Old water tower near Broadway St.

Arrive 1:30 p.m. Rawlins, Wyo. - inspect locomotive
Depart 2 p.m. W. Front St. at 4th St.

Arrive 4:15 p.m. Medicine Bow, Wyo. - inspect locomotive
Depart 4:45 p.m. McCadden Rd. (Hwy. 30) crossing

Arrive 7:30 p.m. Laramie, Wyo. – Old Depot

May 8:

Reposition 8:30 a.m. Laramie, Wyo. – Old Depot
S. First St. and E. Kearney St.
Depart 10:00 a.m. Laramie, Wyo. – Old Depot
S. First St. and E. Kearney St.

Arrive 1 p.m. Cheyenne, Wyo. – Depot Museum
121 W. 15th St.

To learn more about No. 4014, see Trains Magazine's extensive online coverage, including photos, videos, and the history of the Big Boy, and be sure to check out the Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration special issue, available soon.
More News Stories From April 11, 2014
Search News Wire Articles
Date range
 to 
Keywords
User Comments
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to comment on this article. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Register Today!
 
LANCE MILLER from WYOMING said:
If any of you all are going to come visit us in Wyoming for this occasion. Please pack some winter gear, and make sure you have good tires on your car. It might be May, but up here it still can be Winter. Nine months of Winter and three months of lousy skiing. Be safe!
5 stars
TOM CHAMBLISS from CALIFORNIA said:
Big Boy No. 4014, excellent
ROGER C DART from ILLINOIS said:
I'd love to be in Green River when it arrives. That's the place I last saw a Big Boy, but that time it was under steam and parked under the coaling tower, loading up.
5 stars
CHRIS CURTIS from UNITED KINGDOM said:
I will be on a two week train watching vacation from England and travelling from Denver to Rawlins on May 7th. I've got my map out and should make Medicine Bow or somewhere between there and Laramie. A nice bonus!
JOHN POORE from MINNESOTA said:
"COULD 100 O scale BIG BOYS pull it"
Only if they have realllllly good "magnatraction" and maybe a diesel helper bringing up the rear.
1234
SEARCH SITE
Subscriber Only Content
Subscriber Only Content
This icon denotes premium subscriber content.   Learn more »
Expand Ribbon
close logo