Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ 4014 to Visit Omaha in June

The locomotive will be on display for 11 days during the college baseball championship in Omaha, the railroad announced Friday. The locomotive is seen here during its first outing in 2019. Photo by Justin Franz. 

Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ 4014 to Visit Omaha in June

By Justin Franz 

Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” 4014 will run to Omaha next month to be on display during the college baseball championship, the railroad announced Friday. 

Locomotive 4014 will depart Cheyenne, Wyo., on June 7, and will make stops in Wyoming and Nebraska, before returning to its home base in Cheyenne on July 3. During its Omaha display next to Charles Schwab Field, the public will be allowed to see the locomotive up close between June 15-21 and June 24-25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. A detailed schedule of the trip can be found online

Next month’s outing will be the first for the world’s largest operating steam locomotive since last summer when it ran to Denver. The locomotive was restored to service in 2019. 

This article was posted on: May 19, 2023