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Big Boy Steam Engine

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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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4-8-8-4 Big Boy #4004

Yes, there is a Big Boy in Holliday Park, just off East Lincolnway. (Take 16th Street east from downtown). It's impressive in it's size--largest steam engine ever built. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is fun if you love old trains. But there isn't much else in this park to see. It's only 5 minutes from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Sits right in the park and readily visible. Cannot climb on it but looking is fun. It really is very large.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Ok - I just love the Big Boy in Cheyenne! I have an interest in trains, coming from a family which had employment ties to the railroad in Missouri. I want to mention here that if you search about "Big Boys in Cheyenne, WY" or "Big Boys Union Pacific" or other such related types of searches, www.youtube.com has very interesting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was just a little kid when I watched Big Boy roll into its final resting place here in the park. As a career engineer (not the train kind) I still find this engine fascinating for all the nuts and bolts that made it te powerhouse that it once was

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you love steam engines then you will want to stop here and walk around this magnificent Big Boy. Yes, the fencing is annoying but if it wasn't here I'm afraid there would be those who would deface this beauty. It's a great way to stretch and get the kinks out before you continue your travels across Interstate 80. It's... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yes, there is a Big Boy in Holliday Park, just off East Lincolnway. (Take 16th Street east from downtown). It's impressive in it's size--largest steam engine ever built. There are information signs to give you more details or go to www.UP.com and type "4014" in the search box. Big Boy #4014 was moved from a park in California to the... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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