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Big Boy Steam Engine

Holiday Park, Cheyenne, WY
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Ranked #14 of 26 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive, retired from service by the Union Pacific in 1956.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a wonderful piece of history. Kids love it, parents are amazed by it. It sets in a beautiful kid friendly part. There are toys for all ages. So have a pic nic and enjoy the history and get some exersize for the kiddos.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We drove up to Cheyenne from Denver specifically to see Big Boy. It's easy to find right outside of town in a park. It is fascinating to look at and read about. It's only one of 8 that were made and on display.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My family are nuts for anything pertaining to trains so this was a must see for us. It's located in Holliday Park At 17th & Morrie Ave. It's a lovely park with paved walks and a nice pond. You'll find the Big Boy in the S.E. corner of the park. This Big Boy is one of only 8 such remaining... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This very large steam locomotive is in a public park that is easily accessed and centrally located. The engine is entirely surrounded by a chain-link fence, so it is not possible to get very close or take a good picture without having to include the fence.

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Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is amazing how huge these steam engines were. What amazes me more is how they could have built such a monstrous machine.

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NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Impressive and made in Schenectady, NY too! Interesting history and there's even more of them somewhere.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

....and keep visiting to view the imaginative and ambitious restoration project. Well done Union Pacific!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

this is right in a park and the kids enjoyed it as well as playing at the park There is a sign there telling all about the train

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Huge train in a pretty park. Liked the Canadian geese and the chipmunks wandering around the treed areas and the lake.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Looking at a locomotive sitting, slowly rotting away in a park is a forlorn business. You'd find it much more interesting to go to You Tube and type Big Boy where you can view on of these monster workhorses of the rails at work! Quite interesting. Union Pacific is restoring one of these locomotives in Cheyenne at their facility, and... More

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