2019 Union Pacific Steam Schedule

Coming out to see our steam locomotives in person?

  • Stand back at least 25 feet from all railroad tracks.
  • Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and right-of-way are private property - please do not trespass.
  • Never assume tracks are abandoned or inactive - ALWAYS expect a train.

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world's only operating Big Boy locomotive.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change. The most accurate steam schedule information always will be located on this page.

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates. Small schedule changes will be communicated immediately via the UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at twitter.com/up_steam

The Great Race Across the Midwest

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.

Monday, July 8
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Cheyenne, Wyo.
Union Pacific Steam Shop
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. MT
10:15 a.m. MT
Pine Bluffs, Wyo.
Main St. Crossing
Arrival 12:15 p.m. MT Sidney, Neb.
10th and Hickory Streets
Tuesday, July 9
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Sidney, Neb.
10th and Hickory Streets
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. MT
9:30 a.m. MT
Julesburg, Colo.
Old Depot
201 W. 1st St.
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. MT
11:15 a.m. MT
Ogallala, Neb.
S. Spruce St. Crossing
Arrival 1:30 p.m. CT North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Wednesday, July 10
No Public Display North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Thursday, July 11
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. CT
Lexington, Neb.
Pedestrian Overpass
202 W. Pacific Ave., and N. Lincoln St.
Arrival
Depart
12:01 p.m. CT
12:16 p.m. CT
Gibbon, Neb.
Pawnee Road Crossing
Arrival 1:30 p.m. CT Grand Island, Neb.
No Public Access
Friday, July 12
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Grand Island, Neb.
No Public Access
Arrival
Depart
9:00 a.m. CT
9:15 a.m. CT
Central City, Neb.
C Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Columbus, Neb.
26th Avenue Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:45 p.m. CT
1:30 p.m. CT
Fremont, Neb.
10 S. Main St.
Arrival 5:45 p.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
Union Pacific's Home Plate
12th Street and Cuming
Saturday, July 13
Omaha Railroad Days - Paid Admission Required
On Display 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
Union Pacific's Home Plate
12th and Cuming Street
Railroad Days Admission Information
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Sunday, July 14
Omaha Railroad Days - Paid Admission Required
On Display:
Depart
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT
1:01 p.m. CT
Omaha, Neb.
Union Pacific's Home Plate
12th and Cuming Street
Railroad Days Admission Information
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Arrival 3:45 p.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
No Public Access
801 S. 10th St.
Monday, July 15
Union Pacific Museum Special
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
Durham Museum
801 S. 10th St.
SOLD OUT Excursion Information
Arrival
Depart
10:45 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. CT
Denison, Iowa
Main Street Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:15 p.m. CT
12:30 p.m. CT
Carroll, Iowa
Old CNW Depot
407 W. 5th St.
Arrival
Depart
2:30 p.m. CT
2:50 p.m. CT
Boone, Iowa
Unload Passengers
Arrival 3:15 p.m. CT Boone, Iowa
Industrial Park Rd & Argo St.
Tuesday, July 16
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Boone, Iowa
Industrial Park Rd & Argo St.
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. CT
9:30 a.m. CT
Nevada, Iowa
11th St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:15 a.m. CT
Noon CT
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Rocksylvania Ave. Crossing
Arrival 2:00 p.m. CT Mason City, Iowa
9th St. NW & N. Jackson Ave.
Wednesday, July 17
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Mason City, Iowa
9th St. NW & N. Jackson Ave.
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. CT
9:30 a.m. CT
Albert Lea, Minn.
Old Depot
E. Main St. & E. William St.
Arrival
Depart
10:45 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. CT
Owatonna, Minn.
Glendale St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:45 p.m. CT
1:00 p.m. CT
Northfield, Minn.
2nd St. Crossing
Arrival 4:30 p.m. CT St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Union Depot
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Thursday, July 18
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Union Depot
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Friday, July 19
Depart 8:30 a.m. CT St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Union Depot
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Arrival
Depart
1:05 p.m. CT
1:50 p.m. CT
Bruno, Minn.
Pine St. Crossing
Arrival 5:00 p.m. CT Duluth, Minn.
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
506 W Michigan St
Saturday, July 20
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT Duluth, Minn.
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
506 W Michigan St.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Sunday, July 21
Depart 12:01 p.m. CT Duluth, Minn.
No Public Access
Arrival 2:30 p.m. CT Superior, Wis.
No Public Access
Monday, July 22
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Superior, Wis.
No Public Access
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. CT
Bruno, Minn.
Pine St. Crossing
Arrival 3:45 p.m. CT St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Union Depot
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Tuesday, July 23
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Union Depot
240 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. CT
Baldwin, Wis.
11th Ave. Crossing
Arrival
On Display:
1:00 p.m. CT
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
Altoona, Wis.
1411 Spooner Ave.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Wednesday, July 24
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Altoona, Wis.
1411 Spooner Ave.
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Merrillan, Wis.
Merrill St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:15 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. CT
Warrens, Wis.
Main St. Crossing
Arrival 12:45 p.m. CT Adams, Wis.
Thursday, July 25
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Adams, Wis.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. CT
Friesland, Wis.
Friesland Road Crossing
Arrival 1:00 p.m. CT Butler, Wis.
No Public Access
Friday, July 26
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Butler, Wis.
No Public Access
Arrival 2:30 p.m. CT West Chicago, Ill.
Union Pacific Larry S. Provo Training Center
335 Spencer St.
Saturday, July 27 – Monday, July 29
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT West Chicago, Ill.
Union Pacific Larry S. Provo Training Center
335 Spencer St.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Tuesday, July 30
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT West Chicago, Ill.
Union Pacific Larry S. Provo Training Center
335 Spencer St.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. CT
Rochelle, Ill.
Arrival
Depart
12:45 p.m. CT
1:30 p.m. CT
Clinton, Iowa
No Public Access
Arrival
Depart
2:45 p.m. CT
3:30 p.m. CT
Wheatland, Iowa
Toronto St. Crossing
Arrival 5:15 p.m. CT Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wednesday, July 31
Depart 9:00 a.m. CT Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. CT
Belle Plaine, Iowa
9th Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:30 a.m. CT
12:15 p.m. CT
Marshalltown, Iowa
2nd St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
2:00 p.m. CT
2:15 p.m. CT
Elkhart, Iowa
Main St. Crossing
Arrival 3:30 p.m. CT Des Moines, Iowa
3201 E. Court Ave
Thursday, August 1
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT Des Moines, Iowa
3201 E. Court Ave.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Friday, August 2
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Des Moines, Iowa
3201 E. Court Ave
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Boone, Iowa
Quartz Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:30 p.m. CT
1:15 p.m. CT
Carroll, Iowa
Old CNW Depot
407 W. 5th St.
Arrival
Depart
3:30 p.m. CT
4:15 p.m. CT
Woodbine, Iowa
Lincolnway St. Crossing
Arrival 6:45 p.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
Durham Museum
801 S. 10th St.
Saturday, August 3
On Display: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT

Omaha, Neb.
Durham Museum
801 S. 10th St.

Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car

Sunday, August 4
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT Omaha, Neb.
Durham Museum
801 S. 10th St.
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Fremont, Neb.
10 S. Main St.
Arrival
Depart
11:45 a.m. CT
12:30 p.m. CT
Columbus, Neb.
21st Avenue Crossing
Arrival
Depart
2:00 p.m. CT
2:15 p.m. CT
Central City, Neb.
F Avenue Crossing
Arrival 3:15 p.m. CT Grand Island, Neb.
No Public Access
Monday, August 5
Depart 9:00 a.m. CT Grand Island, Neb.
No Public Access
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Kearney, Neb.
5th Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:45 p.m. CT
1:30 p.m. CT
Cozad, Neb.
Old Depot
Meridian & Hwy 30
Arrival 3:00 p.m. CT North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Tuesday, August 6
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Wednesday, August 7
Depart 9:00 a.m. CT North Platte, Neb.
Downtown on E. Front St.
Between N. Chestnut and N. Poplar Sts.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. MT
10:30 a.m. MT
Ogallala, Neb.
S. Spruce St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
Noon MT
12:45 p.m. MT
Chappell, Neb.
Vincent Ave. Crossing
Arrival 1:45 p.m. MT Sidney, Neb.
10th and Hickory Streets
Thursday, August 8
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Sidney, Neb.
10th and Hickory Streets
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. MT
10:00 a.m. MT
Pine Bluffs, Wyo.
Main St. Crossing
Arrival 11:15 a.m. MT Cheyenne, Wyo.
Union Pacific Steam Shop

RailGiants Train Museum Excursion

Big Boy No. 4014 will return to Southern California to lead a special passenger excursion on October 12-13, 2019. Details are still being determined. More information will be available at http://www.railgiants.org/Big-Boy-Excursion-Info.php.