Legendary Big Boy steam train arrives at Topeka’s Great Overland Station

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A historic steam engine paid Topekans a visit Tuesday afternoon.

Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. The train came from Perry to Topeka slightly behind schedule, and arrived at Great Overland Station around 12:20 p.m.

From the Great Overland Station, Big Boy will move to dock at the Union Pacific Railroad’s Topeka Yard at Northwest Norris and Clay Street. It will continue the next leg of its Kansas expedition Wednesday.

November 20
Topeka
NW Norris & Clay St.
Depart8:00 a.m. CT
Manhattan
S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Junction City
8th St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:00 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Abilene
201 NW 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
12:15 p.m. CT
12:35 p.m. CT
Salina
400 N. 13th St
Arrival2:15 p.m. CT
November 21
Salina
400 N. 13th St
Depart8:00 a.m. CT
Ellsworth
Lincoln Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Russell
Lincoln St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
Noon CT
12:15 p.m. CT
Hays
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Arrival1:45 p.m. CT
Friday, November 22
Hays
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Depart8:00 a.m. CT
Ellis
Washington St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
8:45 a.m. CT
9:00 a.m. CT
Quinter
Long St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:00 a.m. CT
Oakley
E. Front St. & Center Ave.
Arrival
Depart
12:30 p.m. CT
1:00 p.m. CT
Sharon Springs
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Arrival2:15 p.m. MT
November 23
Sharon Springs
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Depart8:00 a.m. MT

The rest of the train’s expedition across the Midwest and Southwest breaks down as follows:

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