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“great to see”

Big Boy Steam Engine
Ranked #8 of 44 things to do in Cheyenne
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Poole, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great to see”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

had been looking forward to seeing this all through the holiday. Holiday park is ideal for it. I did feel it was rather tired and needed a bit of t.l.c. Although it has apparently stood there for 50 years it looks good. Perhaps the numbers at the front of the locomotive should be put back to make it looked cared for.

Visited June 2013
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Paris, France
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Amazone train”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Ok back to 19th... Huge, amazing but it'sprotected And not easy to see everything.still it's worth make thé stop

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta
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118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Don't miss seeing this”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I planned this as part of our trip from the beginning. While I am not a real train buff I am old enough to remember the last of the steam engines and there is just something special about them that modern locomotives don't have - sort of like comparing a 1955 Ford 4 dr Town Sedan to a 2013 Ford Focus - they are both cars but the 1955 is special.

Our GPS had some difficulty in finding the location of the park but we stayed on task until we found it.

Standing next to Big Boy puts into perspective just how big the largest locomotive ever built really is and knowing that it "bends" to take curves is amazing.

Everything has to be somewhere but it seems that the train terminal downtown would be a better location or perhaps on a siding adjacent to the station.

Walter & Claudia Hutchins
Douglasville, GA

Visited June 2013
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Southern California
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hidden in a City Park”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

It's a strange sight to see this huge locomotive sitting in the middle of a city park, next to tennis courts and playground. Something from the past -- an interesting thing to see in this railroad town.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Tx
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not maintained well”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Yes, the engine is there, but windows were broken out, the engine number is painted over on one side of the cab and the paint job is poor. A much better example of a Big Boy is the one in Omaha Nebraska in I-80.

Visited June 2013
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