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Big Boy Steam Engine

Address: Holiday Park, Cheyenne, WY
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive, retired...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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Barrington, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Steam locomotive fans wouldn't miss the chance to see the "Big Boy" while in Cheyenne. If you're not a rail fan, this glorious engine from a bygone era might look like a hunk of steel sitting in a park. But for rail fans, it is a surviving example of the greatest motive force every put on the rails. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although fenced, the train itself is huge and you really need to walk the train to appreciate the size and dimension.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Located in Holiday Park, the engine is quite a site to see. Entrance into the park is free, as is seeing the engine. It does't take much time to see the engine and take a few pics, say 15 minutes top. One cannot access the engine because its fenced off. Understandable, as human contact would only cause problems (sad to... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

When in Cheyenne, this is a must see for any railroad fan or history buff. The park area is very nice and accessible from the side street and one way drive to the park. There is a picnic shelter adjacent from the locomotive and room for good photographs.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
67 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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