Union Pacific steam locomotive returns to central and western Kansas with ‘The Big Boy 2021 Tour’

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 will depart Cheyenne, Wyoming, Thursday, Aug. 5, traveling through Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. Along the way, the Big Boy will be on display in the following cities during the tour.

  • Saturday, Aug. 14: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17: Houston, Texas
  • Saturday, Aug. 21: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sunday, Aug. 29: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Monday, Sept. 6: Denver, Colorado

Following the Denver stop on Labor Day weekend, the Big Boy and its crew will return to Cheyenne.

The train will make several stops in central and western Kansas on the way back to Wyoming. The last time the train was in Kansas was back in November of 2019.

Thursday, September 2

LOCATIONARRIVAL/DEPARTURETIME
Kansas City, Mo.
Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Depart8:00 a.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan.
402 N. 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
10:00 a.m. CT
10:20 a.m. CT
Topeka, Kan.
701 N. Kansas Ave.
Arrival
Depart
11:20 a.m. CT
12:05 p.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan.
S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
1:50 p.m. CT
2:10 p.m. CT
Abilene, Kan.
201 NW 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
3:45 p.m. CT
4:00 p.m. CT
Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Arrival5:00 p.m. CT

Friday, September 3

Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Depart9:00 a.m. CT
Ellsworth, Kan.
Lincoln Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. CT
10:35 a.m. CT
Wilson, Kan.
Avenue E Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:20 a.m. CT
12:05 p.m. CT
Russell, Kan.
Lincoln St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
1:00 p.m. CT
1:15 p.m. CT
Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Arrival2:15 p.m. CT

Saturday, September 4

Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Depart8:00 a.m. CT
Ellis, Kan.
Washington St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:00 a.m. CT
9:30 a.m. CT
Quinter, Kan.
Long St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:45 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. CT
Oakley, Kan.
E. Front St. & Center Ave.
Arrival
Depart
12:45 p.m. CT
1:15 p.m. CT
Sharon Springs, Kan.
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Arrival2:00 p.m. CT

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