‘Big Boy’ locomotive coming to St. Louis Aug. 29


ST. LOUIS – The world’s largest steam locomotive still in service will be in St. Louis this weekend as part of a five-week nationwide tour.

The Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 will arrive in St. Louis on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. It’ll be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, and depart the following morning on its westerly journey to Kansas. You can view the entire touring schedule for Big Boy No. 4014 at Union Pacific’s website.

Sunday, August 29
St. Louis, Mo.
Poplar St. & S. 16th St.
On Display:9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT ONLY
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The locomotive will travel through Poplar Bluff, Kirkwood, Pacific, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, and other Missouri cities on its tour. However, the train will only be available for public viewing in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Union Pacific made 25 Big Boy locomotives in all. The 4014 is the last remaining Big Boy in service. Seven other Big Boys are on public display throughout the country, including the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.

Credit: Union Pacific

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