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Big Boy comes to Eagle Lake Nov. 6

October 30, 2019 - 00:00
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  • Big Boy comes to Eagle Lake Nov. 6

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 Big Boy will make a stop in Eagle Lake Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The train’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.

If you plan to see the steam locomotive in person while it is in the area, Union Pacific offers the following guidelines:

- Stand back at least 25 feet from all railroad tracks.

- Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and right-of-way are private property - please do not trespass.

- Never assume tracks are

abandoned or inactive - always expect a train.

Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change. The most accurate steam schedule information can be found at up.com/heritage/steam/schedule.