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Big Boy Steam Engine

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Address: Holliday Park, Near East 17th St and Morrie Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
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Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam...

Railroad buffs will enjoy seeing Old Number 4004, the world's largest steam locomotive, retired from service by the Union Pacific in 1956.

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Big Boy a must see for Train lovers

Heard that one of the remaining biggest steam engines ever was in Cheyenne so we just had to stop and take a look. Can see why they called it "Big Boy". It was worth seeing.

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Fremont, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 5 minute stop in the park. For people who think about trains or mechanics, it's interesting to see how they put together such a big one, and imagine what it would be like to operate it, walking along the engine to maintain it. There is a single sign of explanation. Being outside, it's deteriorating some.

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Denver, Colorado
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only downside is that it badly needs some restoration before it rusts out...the downsides to having it outside in brutal Wyoming winters sadly. Its free and definitely worth the stop if you love trains and are in the Cheyenne area.

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Buffalo NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a quick look at this marvel of the late 1800's early 1900's It's a real work considering when it was made and what inter city travel was like back in the day before cars and air travel

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Cushing, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband loved this. He was quite fascinated. If this is your thing it is free to see and the park where it is was nice.

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Thank DKB40
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Title pretty much says it all. Big Boy has a history - if you know it, then you know why the train is here. If you don't know, or don't care about the history, it's just a train engine in a park....

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Thank 508leslien
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stumbled on the Holliday Park in Cheyenne to have a relaxing lunch on an awesome summer afternoon and found the Big Boy Steam Engine - what a great piece of history! Holliday Park is also an awesome, well shaded and relaxing oasis with public tennis courts among other amenities - nice courts for public use but sorry I didn't snap... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Heard that one of the remaining biggest steam engines ever was in Cheyenne so we just had to stop and take a look. Can see why they called it "Big Boy". It was worth seeing.

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Thank Dealseeker18
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The other Bib Boy (4014) is currently being restored by Union Pacific in their Cheyenne Steam shop. It is expected to be operational by mid 2019 giving Cheyenne 25% of the remaining Big Boys!

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Thank SilverBear303
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Great thing to take kids to, especially. If they enjoy locomotives! My son loves trains and the size alone leaves him in awe!

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

One of only a few remaining examples of the Union Pacific Big Boy Steam locomotive, it is well worth a stop just to walk around the Big Boy and marvel at the size and power of such a machine.

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