Union Pacific Steam Schedule

Keep Safety Top of Mind

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

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Westward Bound Tour

Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, is on tour in five states this summer during its 2024 Westward Bound Tour from Wyoming to California. In addition, this mighty steam locomotive will be on public display for two days each in Roseville, California, July 12-13, and Ogden, Utah, July 20-21.

Big Boy left its home base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on June 30, traveling across Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California and Idaho during July. Display days in Roseville and Ogden offer an up-close look at the 1.1-million-pound marvel along with the "Experience the Union Pacific" rail car, a captivating walk-through exhibition that provides a unique glimpse into the rich history of railroading.

During the tour, the Union Pacific Museum will host a special, sold-out passenger trip from Roseville to Sparks, Nevada. The unique experience is the annual gala fundraiser for the nonprofit organization and provides a rare opportunity to travel on this historic heritage equipment. More information on this sold-out excursion is available at www.UPtraintix.org

Westward Bound Tour Schedule

Come see Big Boy No. 4014 at the listed public whistle-stop locations, as well as during display hours in Roseville, California and Ogden, Utah.  Please be aware there is no public access to the Big Boy outside these listed stops.

Note: All schedule times and locations are subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. Overnight stops are closed to the public unless otherwise noted; afternoon arrival and morning departure times are not available.

Wednesday, July 17
Winnemucca, Nev. to Elko, Nev.
Carlin, Nev.
B St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
1:15 p.m. PT
1:45 p.m. PT
Elko, Nev.
5019 Manzanita Dr.
Note: No. 4014 will only be viewable in Elko during this special timeslot.
Arrival
Depart
5:00 p.m. PT
7:00 p.m. PT
Friday, July 19
Elko, Nev. to Ogden, Utah.
Montello, Nev.
Montello Road & 4th St.
Arrival
Depart
12:00 Noon PT
12:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 20
Ogden, Utah
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Ave.
On Display: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. MT
Admission to see the Big Boy is Free and Open to the Public
Ride UTA
Sunday, July 21
Ogden, Utah
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Ave.
On Display: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MT
Admission to see the Big Boy is Free and Open to the Public.
No UTA Service available
Monday, July 22
Ogden, Utah to Montpelier, Idaho
Brigham City, Utah
Forest St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:00 a.m. MT
9:15 a.m. MT
Soda Springs, Idaho
Main St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
3:15 p.m. MT
3:30 p.m. MT
Tuesday, July 23
Montpelier, Idaho, to Rock Springs, Wyo.
Kemmerer, Wyo.
Union Pacific Yard Office
720 Lignite St.
Arrival
Depart
11:45 a.m. MT
12:30 p.m. MT
Thursday, July 25
Rock Springs, Wyo. to Rawlins, Wyo.
Point of Rocks, Wyo.
Black Buttes Road Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. MT
10:15 a.m. MT
Friday, July 26
Rawlins, Wyo. to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Medicine Bow, Wyo.
Hwy. 30 at Medicine Bow-McFadden Rd.
Arrival
Depart
11:00 a.m. MT
11:30 a.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cheyenne Depot
1212 W. 15th St.
Arrival
Depart
4:00 p.m. MT
5:00 p.m. MT
Big Boy 2024 Westward Bound Route Map

You can also view the route on our interactive Steam Location Tracking map.

Key Definitions 

On Display 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.

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. 

Passenger Excursion Opportunities to ride are rare, but when they are available as a fundraiser for charitable groups, they are listed on this schedule. Any passenger excursion tickets are sold by outside entities -- not Union Pacific -- and are not available on the day of the excursion.

Overnight Stops Locations where the Big Boy stops overnight are closed to the public due to safety and security reasons, unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Non-employees who access these locations without permission will be treated as trespassers. Morning departure and afternoon arrival times are not available.

Souvenirs

2024 Big Boy Merchandise at the Union Pacific Store

Heartland of America Tour

Big Boy No. 4014 will depart on the "Heartland of America Tour" on Thursday, Aug. 29 from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and travel across nine additional states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. The eight-week tour concludes in late October. No. 4014 will be on display in the following locations:  

  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Rochelle, Illinois (Chicago metro area)
  • Sunday, Oct. 6: Houston, Texas
  • Thursday/Friday, Oct. 10-11: Fort Worth, Texas

Additional route details with additional whistle stops, display locations and times will be shared closer to the tour. In all, Big Boy No. 4014 will visit 14 states in 2024, including five states during this summer's "Westward Bound" tour from Wyoming to California.

 

Union Pacific Steam Club

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Future Schedules

Last fall, we had anticipated including Boise, Idaho, and Portland, Oregon on the Westward Bound tour. As planning continued, we determined that the network capacity on our northern corridor could not accommodate Big Boy No. 4014 along with anticipated demand on a single track. Our goal is to share the Big Boy with as many rail fans as possible across our network, and we look forward to seeing everyone track side – 25 feet back this summer and fall.