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Historic Train Begins Trek Across Kansas

Todd PittengerNovember 17, 2019

A historic Union Pacific train that is chugging across the Midwest is chugging across Kansas, making multiple stops along the way including an overnight stay in Salina.

According to the railroad, Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 has been touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 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.

Big Boys are the heaviest single expansion steam locomotives ever built, weighing about 1,200,000 pounds.

The Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive chuged into Kansas Saturday evening.  Sunday it began a week-long crossing of the state, making many stops. Here is the schedule:

 

Sunday, November 17
Coffeyville, Kan.
Colorado & Atlantic St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Neodesha, Kan.
Illinois St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
9:45 a.m. CT
Durand, Kan.
US-54 & Otter Road
Arrival
Depart
11:15 a.m. CT
11:45 a.m. CT
Garnett, Kan.
Olive St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
1:30 p.m. CT
1:45 p.m. CT
Osawatomie, Kan.
W Main St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
2:30 p.m. CT
3:00 p.m. CT
Kansas City, Mo.
Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Arrival 6:30 p.m. CT
Monday, November 18
Kansas City, Mo.
Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.
On Display:   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
Tuesday, November 19
Kansas City, Mo.
Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan.
402 N. 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
10:15 a.m. CT
10:45 a.m. CT
Topeka, Kan.
Great Overland Station
701 N. Kansas Ave.
Arrival
Depart
11:45 p.m. CT
12:30 p.m. CT
Topeka, Kan.
NW Norris & Clay St.
Arrival 1:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, November 20
Topeka, Kan.
NW Norris & Clay St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Manhattan, Kan.
S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Junction City, Kan.
8th St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
11:00 a.m. CT
11:15 a.m. CT
Abilene, Kan.
201 NW 2nd St.
Arrival
Depart
12:15 p.m. CT
12:35 p.m. CT
Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Arrival 2:15 p.m. CT
Thursday, November 21
Salina, Kan.
400 N. 13th St
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Ellsworth, Kan.
Lincoln Ave. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
9:30 a.m. CT
10:15 a.m. CT
Russell, Kan.
Lincoln St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
Noon CT
12:15 p.m. CT
Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Arrival 1:45 p.m. CT
Friday, November 22
Hays, Kan.
E. 9th St. & Milner St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. CT
Ellis, Kan.
Washington St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
8:45 a.m. CT
9:00 a.m. CT
Quinter, Kan.
Long St. Crossing
Arrival
Depart
10:30 a.m. CT
11:00 a.m. CT
Oakley, Kan.
E. Front St. & Center Ave.
Arrival
Depart
12:30 p.m. CT
1:00 p.m. CT
Sharon Springs, Kan.
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Arrival 2:15 p.m. MT
Saturday, November 23
Sharon Springs, Kan.
N. Front St. & N. Boeke St.
Depart 8:00 a.m. MT

 

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

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