Big Boy test run today; flash visit opportunity this afternoon in Cheyenne

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UP 4014 will be in steam today in Cheyenne.
Trains: Jim Wrinn
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Big Boy is alive again.

Union Pacific No. 4014 was expected to make a short test run today and the Cheyenne Depot Museum announced a flash visit this afternoon. The museum posted the following on its Facebook page this morning:

Great news Rail Fans!

Union Pacific has notified us of a last-minute opportunity to get up close to the Big Boy #4014 TODAY ONLY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.

This spontaneous chance will begin at 3:00pm this afternoon after the engine takes brief test run. You will visit the Steam Shop and will have chance to see the famed engine and talk to the folks who run it!

THIS IS NOT A FULL TOUR OF THE STEAM SHOP. IT IS ONLY A CHANCE TO SEE THE ENGINE CLOSE UP AND RUNNING.

Tickets go on sale at 9:00am this morning. 50 available tickets will be first come, first served, and are $20.00. A trolley will transport you back into the Union Pacific yard. Access to this opportunity on foot or by personal vehicle is strictly prohibited and you MUST have a ticket. Phone 307-778-3133 to purchase your ticket, which is also good for the Depot Museum admission today.

Participants are required to wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and hard hats (which will be furnished to you). Liability waivers must be signed and are required by Union Pacific.

There are numerous activities downtown today so PARK IN THE PARKING GARAGE located at 17th and Carey Avenue. Parking is free.

That’s what the depot museum had to say. No. 4014 leaves on its southwestern tour on Sept. 27, bound for Rawlins the first day and eventually southern California.


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