Union Pacific Steam Schedule

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Big Boy No. 4014 will head south to Denver on Thursday, July 28. The Big Boy will be on display in Denver on Friday, July 29 along with the "Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car," a multi-media walk-through exhibition that provides a glimpse of the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading. Admission is free to Friday's display.

On Saturday, July 30, Big Boy No. 4014 will pull the 2022 Museum Special, a special passenger trip from Denver to Cheyenne hosted by the Union Pacific Museum. This excursion is the annual gala fundraiser for the Union Pacific Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization, and passengers must be 18 years or older to ride. This is a rare opportunity for the public to travel behind this historic locomotive and on Union Pacific's historic heritage passenger equipment. Before returning to Denver via motorcoach, passengers will have the option to visit Sherman Summit via motorcoach.

Denver Excursion Schedule

Thursday, July 28
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Steam Shop
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Depart 10:00 a.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
10th Street Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:30 a.m. MT
12:15 p.m. MT
Denver, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Arrival 4:30 p.m. MT
Friday, July 29
Denver, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Depart 7:26 a.m. MT
Denver, Colo.
Denver Union Station
1701 Wynkoop St.
On Display: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
More information
Saturday, July 30
2022 Union Pacific Museum Special
Denver, Colo.
Ticket and excursion information at uptraintix.com
Denver Union Station
1701 Wynkoop St.
Depart 7:10 a.m. MT
Ticketed Passengers Only
Greeley, Colo.
10th Street Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. MT
10:15 a.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cheyenne Depot Museum
121 West 15th St.
Arrival
Depart
11:45 a.m. MT
12:15 p.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Steam Shop
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Arrival 12:45 p.m. MT

Union Pacific is unable to provide times when the Big Boy will pass through communities along the way. Please use our Steam Locomotive Tracking page as well as @UP_Steam on Twitter to follow the progress of No. 4014.

Key Definitions 

On Display – In addition to day-long display hours, display days include access to the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car. Special-edition Big Boy souvenirs also are available for sale from the merchandise tent. Admission to display days are free (no tickets required), though parking at surrounding parking facilities may involve a charge. These are the best times to see the Big Boy. Be sure to dress appropriate for the weather; hats and sunscreen are highly recommended!

Viewing Only – Locations where fans can safely view the Big Boy. In some cases, the Big Boy will be displayed behind a fence or other perimeter. Unlike display days, the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car will not be available for tours and merchandise will not be sold. Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, overnight stops are "viewing only."

Passenger Excursion – While listed on the steam schedule, passenger excursion tickets are sold by outside entities -- not Union Pacific -- and are not available on the day of the excursion.

No Public Access – Locations where the public is not allowed to view the Big Boy because of safety or security reasons. This usually means the locomotive will be stored within a rail yard or other Union Pacific property where live rail operations are being conducted. Non-employees who access these locations without permission will be treated as trespassers.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Union Pacific is closely following current state and local guidelines and will adhere to them. Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to experience firsthand this historic locomotive in an outdoor setting, while adhering to proper safety measures. We're encouraging visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while viewing the Big Boy. For those who enter our walk-through exhibit, Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car, we’re providing free masks and monitoring entry.

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.