Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 8 - June 13, 2019
The Big Boy No. 4014 is headed back out on the Union Pacific system beginning July 8 for a tour, taking it through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Called the Great Race Across the Midwest, the tour will include displays at the following locations:
July 13-14: Omaha, Neb. (paid admission required through Railroad Days)
July 18: St. Paul, Minn.
July 20: Duluth, Minn.
July 23: Altoona, Wis.
July 27-29: Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 1: Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 3: Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 6: North Platte, Neb.
The full schedule and route map are online in the Steam section of UP.com.
Great Race Across the Midwest Route
You can follow No. 4014 as it makes its way across the system via our Steam Locomotive Tracking map, which traces No. 4014's location using GPS. The location is continuously updated when the train is on the move.
You also can track the Big Boy via the @UP_Steam Twitter page at http://twitter.com/up_steam
. The account tweets the train's location as it changes.
Find both the tracking map and Twitter feed, along with steam schedule information, at upsteam.com.
The Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car, a new, multi-media walk-through exhibition providing a glimpse at the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading, will accompany the Big Boy on this tour. Find out more.