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Address: Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: 307-637-6423
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Description: Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest...
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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That dang fence kills the perfect photo!

I love trains and would drive a 150 miles just to see Big Boy. I hate the cheap chain-link fence that is too close for taking photos. I think putting the fence close on one side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Seeing 4014 was a little disappointing. The chain link security fence really obscures much of the lower details limiting much possible photography. Better though, to have it saved, & photograph others still around, than to have it scrapped. About 10 blocks East from Depot in Holiday Park. (A nice little park by the way.)

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is impressive. The fence does indeed kill any photos. This is totally worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love trains and would drive a 150 miles just to see Big Boy. I hate the cheap chain-link fence that is too close for taking photos. I think putting the fence close on one side for getting close to the old iron and extending the fence on the other side would make for a more polished, postcard like experience... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What can you say except WOW! It weighed over a million pounds and even though it is no longer in running condition if you go to the depot museum first it will make it even more impressive.

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Superior, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I moved to Cheyenne shortly after Big Boy was placed in Holiday Park. When I was younger I didn't have much appreciation for it, just seemed like one more thing in the park. Today while back in Cheyenne for a few days, I stopped in the park for another look at ole 4004. This is an impressive piece of machinery.... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Rare locomotive. It's sister is being refurbished for 2019 Union Pacific RR celebration. Largest locomotive used in US. Was used in service over Rocky mountains in Utah.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing piece of engineering. You'll get a neck cramp looking up how massive this train is. Jaw dropping. Wished this train was still traveling across the country. I'm sure it was impressive during its time in service. Highly recommend seeing a piece of history.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you have a love for railroading this is a short stop you must make to see this size of this beast in the nice park setting. This is one of a few Big Boys Steam Engines left and it is sad to see it not sheltered from the weather to preserve it for another 100 years. This beast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interesting to learn about the largest steam engine ever built. It's a good place for a short stop as long as the weather is nice.

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Westminster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm an aircraft mechanic so I am amazed at mechanical things. I stood in amazement at how big this thing is. Very cool to see history preserved. I think I know why you are not able to climb around on this thing but it sure would have made my day if I could have. Worth stopping and seeing if you're... More 

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Address: Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone Number: 307-637-6423
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cheyenne

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