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Big Boy No. 4014 Westbound Tour 2024

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Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, will make 19 whistle-stops 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.

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Union Pacific's legendary Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive built to conquer mountains, will make 19 whistle-stops 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.

That's bad timing, I was in Roseville just a few days ago but now I'm over 10,000kms away :bawling:

FWIW, not far from Roseville is another big articulated loco, built to conquer mountains - the cab forward SP No. 4294:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4294
 
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Yea it's stopping here at the RR museum in Portola Ca on the 10th . We have a pretty big train trestle @ 5 miles from us that always has folks with cameras lined up for things like this .
https://wplives.org/
heres the whole schedule
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I saw it many times when it was rusting away at the railroad museum in Pomona CA. Although the volunteers were trying their best to stop this from happening.

I saw it once running by chance in southern CA on my way back home from Utah as it was going through the Cajon pass. I had no idea it was back in So Cal at the time.
 








 
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