Union Pacific’s Big Boy 4014 tours Texas, with two stops near Montgomery County

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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.

Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 has been touring the Union Pacific system throughout the year to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary, and it is making a couple of stops near Montgomery County this Friday, Nov. 8.

Union Pacific Officials said it will make a stop at the Elm Street Crossing in Spring on Nov. 8, from 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. It will travel to Navasota that same day, where it will arrive at the East McAlpine Street and South Railroad Street Crossing at 1:15 p.m., and will depart at 1:45 p.m. It will also make a stop in College Station on Nov. 8, at the Wellborn Road and F&B Road crossing and the public viewing is from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

For the schedule and list of other Texas Cities on the route, log onto:

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR0x4EhnguTL8tCIuu-z-3P7FB7WbFr_nI9AkSzAJq4zUUZS5aQ9j8XBRWc

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, according to Union Pacific Officials.

Union Pacific Officials said if you’re coming out to the see the train, allows follow these safety tips:

  • Stand back at least 25 feet from all railroad tracks.
  • Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and right-of-way are private property. Do not trespass.
  • Never assume tracks are abandoned or inactive. Always expect a train.

For other safety tips, log onto:

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/safety/index.htm

You can also view the route highlighted in yellow on our interactive Steam Location Tracking page.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change.

This is the tour of the Union Pacific’s No. 4014. Picture courtesy of Union Pacific.

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