Keystone Railroad Delights 2019

Keystone Railroad Delights 2019

The Overland Train Expedition 2019

The Overland Train Expedition 2019

The Great Big Boy Bus Chase 2019

Join Trains Magazine and Special Interest Tours for an exclusive opportunity to see and photograph Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 on its first run in 60 years!

Our tour will be following the 4014, from city to city, stopping to participate in the public display events. We will also do our best to find opportunities to photograph it in motion from the highway. Trains Magazine will be providing us with some recommended GPS coordinates. Roadside photography stops will be subject to current conditions, including weather, traffic patterns, passenger safety, and any bus company regulations/considerations.

 The Eastbound tour will feature the 844 double-headed with 4014.

 These tours do not include a visit to the Golden Spike site at Promontory, as they are focused on 4014. They also do not include accommodation for the activities happening in Ogden on May 9th and 10th. However, we do have limited rooms available in Layton for May 7th – 10th. There are links below where you can find the latest information on activities happening in the area.

Big Boy Schedule Confirmed!

Saturday, May 4
Christening
Depart
9:30 a.m. MT
10:00 a.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Cheyenne Depot Museum
121 W. 15th Street
Arrival
Depart
11:15 a.m. MT
11:30 a.m. MT
Harriman, Wyo.
County Road 102 Crossing
Arrival
Depart
12:30 p.m. MT
1:15 p.m. MT
Laramie, Wyo.
Laramie Historic Railroad Depot
E. Kearney and S. 1st St.
Arrival
Depart
2:30 p.m. MT
3:15 p.m. MT
Medicine Bow, Wyo.
Hwy. 30 at Medicine Bow-McFadden Rd.
Arrival 4:45 p.m. MT Rawlins, Wyo.
East Railroad St & Higley Blvd.
Sunday, May 5
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Rawlins, Wyo.
East Railroad St & Higley Blvd.
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. MT
10:00 a.m. MT
Wamsutter, Wyo.
Near Water Tower
Broadway Street
Arrival 11:15 a.m. MT Rock Springs, Wyo.
501 N. Front St
Monday, May 6
Depart 4:00 a.m. MT Rock Springs, Wyo.
501 N. Front St
Arrival
Depart
4:55 a.m. MT
5:10 a.m. MT
Green River, Wyo.
Depot
200 E. Railroad Ave
Arrival
Depart
6:15 a.m. MT
7:00 a.m. MT
Granger, Wyo.
Main Street crossing
Arrival 8:45 a.m. MT Evanston, Wyo.
1500 Main St.
Tuesday, May 7
No Public Display   Evanston, Wyo.
1500 Main St.
Wednesday, May 8
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Evanston, Wyo.
1500 Main St.
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. MT
9:45 a.m. MT
Echo, Utah
Echo Road Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:00 a.m. MT
10:15 a.m. MT
Morgan, Utah
Morgan Depot
98 Commercial Street
Arrival 10:50 a.m. MT Ogden, Utah
No Public Access
Thursday, May 9
Celebratory Event 10:30 a.m. MT Ogden, Utah
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Ave.
Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11
On Display: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT Ogden, Utah
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Ave.
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car 
Sunday, May 12
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Ogden, Utah
Ogden Union Station
2501 Wall Ave.
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. MT
9:25 a.m. MT
Morgan, Utah
98 Commercial Street
Arrival
Depart
9:55 a.m. MT
10:05 a.m. MT
Echo, Utah
Echo Road Crossing
Arrival 11:05 a.m. MT Evanston, Wyo.
Evanston Depot
10th St.
Monday, May 13
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Evanston, Wyo.
Arrival
Depart
10:00 a.m. MT
10:45 a.m. MT
Granger, Wyo.
Main Street crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:50 a.m. MT
12:05 p.m. MT
Green River, Wyo.
200 E. Railroad Ave
Arrival 12:45 p.m. MT Rock Springs, Wyo.
501 N. Front St
Tuesday, May 14 – Wednesday, May 15
On Display: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT Rock Springs, Wyo.
501 N. Front St
Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car
Thursday, May 16
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Rock Springs, Wyo.
501 N. Front St
Arrival
Depart
9:00 a.m. MT
9:15 a.m. MT
Point of Rocks, Wyo.
Black Buttes Road
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. MT
11:30 a.m. MT
Wamsutter, Wyo.
Near Water Tower
Broadway Street
Arrival 12:45 p.m. MT Rawlins, Wyo.
East Railroad St & Higley Blvd.
Friday, May 17
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Rawlins, Wyo.
East Railroad St & Higley Blvd.
Arrival
Depart
9:00 a.m. MT
9:15 a.m. MT
Hanna, Wyo.
Main St. & Front St.
Arrival
Depart
9:45 a.m. MT
10:45 a.m. MT
Medicine Bow, Wyo.
Hwy. 30 at Medicine Bow-McFadden Rd.
Arrival 12:45 p.m. MT Laramie, Wyo.
Laramie Historic Railroad Depot
E. Kearney and S. 1st St.
No Public Access
Saturday, May 18
No Public Access   Laramie, Wyo.
Laramie Historic Railroad Depot
E. Kearney and S. 1st St.
Sunday, May 19
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT Laramie, Wyo.
Laramie Historic Railroad Depot
E. Kearney and S. 1st St.
Arrival
Depart
9:15 a.m. MT
9:25 a.m. MT
Sherman Hill, Wyo.
Arrival 11:05 a.m. MT Cheyenne, Wyo.
UP Steam Shop
In May 2019, Union Pacific will operate newly restored Big Boy No. 4014 more than 400 miles from its home base in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Ogden, Utah, and return in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the first Transcontinental Railroad. Seeing one of these legendary locomotives in operation is a dream of many, and we’ll make it easy for you with our exclusive chase bus. The specific dates of this trip will be set to match UP’s operating schedule when it is finalized and made public. Expectations are that No. 4014 will move on a multi-day schedule from Cheyenne to Ogden in the days before the May 10 anniversary at Promontory, Utah, and return in the days following it. While thousands will be trackside to witness this event, we’ll make you a VIP! We’ll get you close to the action, provide breakfast and a boxed lunch each day, and reserve great hotel rooms for you on what’s expected to be a multi-day event.
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