Union Pacific
(PHOTO CREDIT:  Union Pacific. Union Pacific Steam Team members, from left, Garland Baker, Ed Dickens, Austin Barker, Kirt Clark, Bruce Kirk, Troy Plagge, Jimmy Thompson and Ted Schulte stand in front of the recently reconnected Big Boy, locomotive No. 4014.

Next week, Kansas will have a special visitor touring the state - Union Pacific's historic "Big Boy" steam locomotive No. 4014. This event is to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary.

The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world's only operating Big Boy locomotive. Arriving in Coffeyville on Saturday, November 16, the historic steam engine will stop in over 15 Kansas communities until its final departure on Saturday, November 23 from Sharon Springs. 

For those families wanting to come out and see the train, Union Pacific has provided their schedule. For updated information on small schedule changes visit their UP Steam Club Facebook Group and the @UP_Steam Twitter feed located at twitter.com/up_steam

Tour Stops through Kansas


Coffeyville | Arrival at 4:30 pm
Colorado & Atlantic St. 


Coffeyville | Departs at 8:00 am
Colorado & Atlantic St. 

Neodesha | Arrival at 9:30 am  Departs at 9:45 am
Illinois St. Crossing

Durand | Arrival at 11:15 am  Departs at 11:45 am
US-54 & Otter Road

Garnett | Arrival at 1:30 pm  Departs at 1:45 pm
Olive St. Crossing

Osawatomie | Arrival at 2:30 pm Departs at 3:00 pm
W. Main St. Crossing

Kansas City | Arrival at 6:30 pm
Union Station


Kansas City | On Display from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Union Station


Kansas City | Departs at 8:00 am
Union Station

Lawrence | Arrival 10:15 am  Departs at 10:30 am
402 N. 2nd St. 

Topeka | Arrival 11:45 am  Departs at 12:30 pm
Great Overland Station

Topeka | Arrival 1:00 pm
NW Norris & Clay St.


Topeka | Departs 8:00 am
NW Norris & Clay St. 

Manhattan | Arrival at 9:30 am  Departs at 10:15 am
S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing

Junction City | Arrival at 11:00 am  Departs at 11:15 am
8th St. Crossing

Abilene | Arrival at 12:15 pm  Departs 12:35 pm
201 NW 2nd St.

Salina | Arrival at 2:15 pm
400 N. 13th St.


Salina | Departs at 8:00 am
400 N. 13th St. 

Ellsworth | Arrival at 9:30 am  Departs at 10:15 am
Lincoln Ave. Crossing

Russell | Arrival at Noon  Departs at 12:15 pm
Lincoln St. Crossing

Hays | Arrival at 1:45 pm
E. 9th St. & Milner St.


Hays | Departs at 8:00 am
E. 9th St. & Milner St.

Ellis | Arrival at 8:45 am  Departs at 9:00 am
Washington St. Crossing

Quinter | Arrival at 10:30 am  Departs at 11:00 am
Long St. Crossing

Oakley | Arrival at 12:30 pm  Departs at 1:00 pm
E. Front St. & Center Ave

Sharon Springs | Arrival at 2:15 pm mountain time (3:15 central)
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.


Sharon Springs | Departs at 8:00 am mountain time (9:00 central)
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.