Union Pacific Heritage Donation Special Schedule

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Union Pacific will be delivering a small portion of its heritage fleet that was donated to non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA) in November. The donated equipment, which includes Challenger No. 3985, TTT-6 No. 5511, Centennial No. 6936 and several passenger rail cars, will leave Union Pacific’s Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Nov. 11, and will make periodic maintenance stops along the way in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. The donated locomotives will not be under power during this trip and will be pulled by diesel locomotives.

Union Pacific plays a leading role in preserving railroad history, and maintains the finest heritage fleet in the world, which includes the world’s largest steam locomotive, the Big Boy No. 4014, and the fastest steam locomotive, the Living Legend No. 844. Each year, Union Pacific proudly sponsors a steam tour, inviting communities and rail fans to whistlestops and displays across its 23-state network to celebrate Union Pacific’s rich heritage and learn about modern rail operations.

Heritage Donation Special Schedule

The Heritage Donation Special is scheduled to depart the morning of Friday, Nov. 11 from Union Pacific’s Cheyenne, Wyoming, Steam Shop. The train will travel across Nebraska and interchange with the Iowa Interstate Railroad, arriving in Silvis, Illinois, Nov. 19.

There is no public access during the tour as we move the equipment to its new home for restoration where rail fans will be able to enjoy it for years to come. Returning service to the level our customers expect and deserve remains our priority. We look forward to seeing rail fans on the next steam tour.

2022 Museum Special

In July, Big Boy No. 4014 pulled the 2022 Museum Special from Denver to Cheyenne. To be notified of future steam schedule updates, join the Official Union Pacific Steam Club at http://up.com/SteamClub !

West Coast Steam Tour POSTPONED

We're sorry to announce that we're unable to reschedule the Big Boy No. 4014's West Coast Steam Tour in 2022 as we continue to focus our efforts to improve network operations. We will look to reschedule this tour in the future.