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Union Pacific postpones Big Boy West Coast Steam Tour to resolve network operational issues

Union Pacific has postponed its Big Boy No. 4014 West Coast Steam Tour to focus on easing supply chain congestion, the railroad announced last week. The tour was scheduled to depart Cheyenne, WY, June 26. “We know many rail enthusiasts make travel plans and communities …

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Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 returns to the rails on 10-state tour beginning in early August

No. 4014 returns after making inaugural 2019 run Union Pacific announced Monday that Big Boy No. 4014, which stole America’s heart in 2019 with its gallant return, is thundering back for an encore.The venerable steam locomotive will depart Cheyenne, WY, Aug. 5 and travel through …

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Latest book released by MoPac society highlights the Missouri-Illinois Railroad in the ‘Lead Belt’

The Missouri Pacific Historical Society pays tribute to a unique short line with the September release of Missouri-Illinois Railroad: Missouri Pacific’s Route through the Lead Belt and Little Egypt, a 376-page hardback that traces the railroad’s colorful past. The Missouri-Illinois operated 146 miles of track, …

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Long-time railroad historian and author revisits vintage rail travel on the Cotton Belt railroad

Steve Allen Goen returns to publishing in a big way with the release of the first of 10 books showcasing passenger trains in Texas. “Passenger Trains of Texas Cotton Belt” debuted last fall. His first book since 2006, it features passenger operations of the St. …

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Union Pacific’s Big Boy on the rails, will display during 12-state tour in the Great Race Across the Southwest

The encore to the revival of Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 is well underway on a multi-state tour through 12 states west of the Mississippi that kicked off in late September. The world’s largest operating locomotive came back to life and showed off its …

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UP’s Big Boy, Living Legend face off in ceremony to celebrate anniversary of transcontinental railroad

Meeting at Ogden Union Station Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 have met. On Thursday the iconic steam locomotives faced head-to-head for Union Pacific’s celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion. The two met like Jupiter and No. 119 …

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