During World War II Union Pacific operated some of the most modern and powerful steam locomotives ever built. Among them were the famous "Big Boys," the largest steam locomotives in the world. Working with them were the "800-class" high-speed passenger locomotives, as well as hundreds of older class steam engines. Union Pacific's steam legacy continues today with the preservation and operation of its historic fleet – No. 844 and No. 4014.


Big Boy No. 4014 visited Omaha on the "Home Run Express" in June 2023!

2023 Home Run Express Route Map for Big Boy No. 4014 | S

Big Boy #UP4014 is heading to all corners of the Union Pacific system in 2024! Plans are still under development, but we anticipate stops in Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Ogden and Roseville among others.


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