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 Southwest

For the final time this year, the Big Boy No. 4014 will ride the rails on the Union Pacific system, heading west from Cheyenne on September 27 to visit Utah, Nevada and California then turning east to visit Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Arkansas before heading back to Cheyenne via Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Colorado. You can view the remaining stops and the route highlighted in yellow on our interactive Steam Location Tracking page. Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, all stops are "viewing only" locations.

Tuesday, November 19
Kansas City, Mo.
Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan.
402 N. 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. CT
10:45 a.m. CT
Topeka, Kan.
Great Overland Station
701 N. Kansas Ave.
Arrival
Depart
11:45 a.m. CT
12:30 p.m. CT
Topeka, Kan.
NW Norris & Clay St.
Arrival 1:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, November 20
Topeka, Kan.
NW Norris & Clay St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan.
S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Junction City, Kan.
8th St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:00 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Abilene, Kan.
201 NW 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
12:15 p.m. CT
12:35 p.m. CT
Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Arrival 2:15 p.m. CT
Thursday, November 21
Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Ellsworth, Kan.
Lincoln Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Russell, Kan.
Lincoln St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
Noon CT
12:15 p.m. CT
Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Arrival 1:45 p.m. CT
Friday, November 22
Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Ellis, Kan.
Washington St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
8:45 a.m. CT
9:00 a.m. CT
Quinter, Kan.
Long St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:00 a.m. CT
Oakley, Kan.
E. Front St. & Center Ave.
Arrival
Depart
12:30 p.m. CT
1:00 p.m. CT
Sharon Springs, Kan.
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Arrival 2:15 p.m. MT
Saturday, November 23
Sharon Springs, Kan.
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT
Kit Carson, Colo.
Young St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. MT
11:00 a.m. MT
Hugo, Colo.
4th Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
1:00 p.m. MT
1:15 p.m. MT
Limon, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Arrival 2:00 p.m. MT
Sunday, November 24
Limon, Colo. NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Monday, November 25
Limon, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT
Strasburg, Colo.
Monroe Street Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. MT
11:00 a.m. MT
Denver, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Arrival 2:00 p.m. MT
Tuesday, November 26
Denver, Colo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT
La Salle, Colo.
201 W. Union Ave.
Arrival
Depart
10:25 a.m. MT
10:40 a.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
10th St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:15 a.m. MT
Noon MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Arrival 3:15 p.m. MT
Small | Great Race Across the Southwest Route Map

You can also view the route highlighted in yellow on our interactive Steam Location Tracking page.

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 and Golden Spike souvenirs also are available for sale from the merchandise tent. Admission to display days are free. 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. 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, all stops are "viewing only" locations.

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.