The largest working locomotive is visiting East Texas in November

The Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout the entire year to celebrate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary!

Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.

Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 and  began a multi-year restoration process. The Big Boy returned to service in May 2019.

Dubbed the “Great Race Across the Southwest,” the Big Boy is currently making it’s way across various states including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

Big Boy Route

The locomotive will be traveling 30 cities across Texas including El Paso, Fort Hancock, Sierra Blanca, Valentine, Marfa, Alpine, Sanderson, Langtry, Del Rio, Spofford, Uvalde, Sabinal, Hondo, San Antonio, Luling, Flatonia, Eagle Lake, Houston, Spring, Navasota, Bryan/College Station, Hearne, Jewett, Palestine, Jacksonville, Troup, Overton, Longview, Marshall and Atlanta.

Here’s the dates you can view The Big Boy in East Texas: 

Saturday, November 9th

Palestine: Arrives at 2 p.m.
(West Spring St. & Tennessee Ave.)

Sunday, November 10th

Palestine: Departs at 8 a.m.
(West Spring St. & Tennessee Ave)

Jacksonville: Arrives at 9:15 a.m. | Departs at 9:30 a.m.
(Patton St. Crossing)

Troup: Arrives at 10:30 a.m. | Departs at 10:45 a.m.
(S. Railroad Loop Crossing at Front St.)

Overton: Arrives at 11:15 a.m. | Departs at Noon
(Henderson St. Crossing)

Longview: Arrives at 1 p.m. | Departs at 1:15 p.m.
(920 E. Pacific Avenue)

Marshall: Arrives at 3:40 p.m.
(Lake Street and Main Street)

Monday, November 11th

Marshall: On display from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Lake Street and Main Street)

Tuesday, November 12th

Marshall: Departs at 8 a.m.
(Lake Street and Main Street)

Atlanta: Arrives at 10:15 a.m. | Departs at 10:30 a.m.
(W Tipton St. & S West St)

Click here to follow the locomotive’s journey.

And if you’re interested in the restoration process for Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 watch this:

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