Big Boy 4014 schedule delayed

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Big Boy 4014 near Green River, Wyo., on its way to restoration in 2014.
Trains: Jim Wrinn
OMAHA, Neb. — Fans of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014, eager to make travel plans for the engine’s debut trip from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Ogden, Utah, in May, will have to wait a bit longer for a schedule.

UP on Wednesday said the schedule for No. 4014 and stablemate 4-8-4 No. 844 has been delayed from a planned mid-February announcement. “We originally planned to release the Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 tour schedules earlier this month,” the railroad said in an email to members of its online steam club. “However, details concerning the route and schedule are still being worked out.”

Observers have also said UP has delayed the announcement to put some space between recent layoffs connected to the railroad’s implementation of its own brand of Precision Scheduled Railroading and the event.

UP said earlier that it plans to have both Nos. 844 and 4014 in Ogden on May 9 to re-enact the iconic nose-to-nose scene celebrating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

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