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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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Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam...

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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Big boy train

Hard to believe how big it was. Was nice to see and read the history if this train. The park was clean and we'll maintain. Trying to find parking was a little challenging.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People are always stopping by this train and taking pictures. It is located in a park. It has easy and free access to an important part of train history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to believe how big it was. Was nice to see and read the history if this train. The park was clean and we'll maintain. Trying to find parking was a little challenging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on our way to the Grand Tetons! It was definitely worth stopping to take photos of this "Big Boy"!

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Thank Cindy W
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took about an hour total to park and see the engine. We are not train people but it was interesting. If you have kids this engine is in a very nice park.

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Thank bob34280fl
Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The locomotive is located in a shady park in central-ish Cheyenne. If you are interested in locomotives, American history, it's worth the stop. Not sure About restroom facilities, but the park is a nice place to have a picnic. It is a free site.

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SeaTac, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. My Grandfather was in charge of maintenance on this engine. I am sure that you will be "blown away" when you see this.

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Thank drcoonjr
Collinsville, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This Union Pacific Big Boy steam engine is one of eight remaining one that were manufactured to haul freight over the Rocky Mountains between Utah and Wyoming. Bigger that you would imagine.

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Thank Roy W
Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Love taking the family here to see the trains. My little boy always love seeing the steam engines like Thomas

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Five minutes walking around the Big Boy is enough but having gone to the Depot Museum helps appreciate the significance of this behemoth train.

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Thank Susan E
Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Holliday Park is a pretty nice park located more on the East side of Cheyenne. The Big Boy Steam Engine is huge! Fun to look at especially for little ones that like trains. Plenty of parking. Paved with lots of shade all around the train engine.

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