Are you an avid train enthusiast? Or do you have a kiddo that's choo choo obsessed? No matter the draw, you'll find an amazing photo op and viewing experience as the U.P.'s Big Boy steam engine makes its way through Kansas!

U.P. Big Boy steam locomotive in Kansas

Kansas Big Boy Steam Engine Stops

Monday, August 9, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Onaga Noon - 12:30 p.m Leonard St. Crossing
Topeka 2:00 - 2:30 p.m 701 N. Kansas Ave. 
Lawrence 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. 402 N. 2nd St.
Edwardsville 5:15 - 5:45 p.m S. 4th St. & Pacific St.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Paola 11:15 a.m. - Noon W. Peoria St. Crossing, near S. 4th St. 
Moran 1:45 - 2:30 p.m N. Chestnut St. and E. Randolph St. 
Parsons 4:00 p.m. - Overnight Clark Ave. & N. 20th St.





Thursday, August 12, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Parsons Depart - 8:00 a.m. Clark Ave. & N. 20th St.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Lawrence 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. 402 N. 2nd St.
Topeka 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 701 N. Kansas Ave. 
Manhattan 2:30 - 2:50 p.m. S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
Abilene  4:30 - 5:00 p.m. 201 NW 2nd St.
Salina 6:00 p.m. - Overnight 400 N. 13th St.







Friday, September 3, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Salina Depart 9:00 a.m. 400 N. 13th St.
Ellsworth 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Lincoln Ave. Crossing
Wilson 11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Avenue E Crossing
Russell 1:00 -1:15 p.m. Lincoln St. Crossing
Hays 2:15 - Overnight E. 9th St. & Milner St.








Saturday, September 4, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Hays Depart 8:00 a.m. E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Ellis 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Washington St. Crossing
Quinter 10:45 - 11:30 Long St. Crossing
Oakley 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. E. Front St. & Center Ave.
Sharon Springs 2:15 MT - Overnight N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.









Sunday, September 5, 2021

City Time Stop Location
Sharon Springs 8:00 a.m. MT N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.



Big Boy Route 2021

Big Boy Steam Engine Viewing Tips

  • Make sure to stand back at LEAST 25 feet from all railroad tracks. The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet on both sides, so maintaining an adequate distance is vital for safety. 
  • Remember, trains can't stop quickly, so please avoid standing or putting vehicles on the tracks.
  • A train's speed can be deceiving, so air on the side of caution when approaching.
  • Never assume tracks are abandoned or inactive - ALWAYS expect a train.
  • Railroad tracks, trestles yards and right of way are private property - please do not trespass no matter how tempting the photo is.
  • Hearing protection is also recommended, especially for small, sensitive ears. 

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