Transcontinental Railroad Tour - Great Race to Ogden Tuesday – May 14, 2019
Event DescriptionTThe commemorative tour schedule for the Big Boy No. 4014 and Living Legend No. 844 are now online at https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm.
The iconic steam locomotives will join together in a public display for the first time May 9 in Ogden, Utah, during Union Pacific's celebratory event marking the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.
The festivities include recreating the iconic photo taken May 10, 1869, when the last spike was tapped into place at Promontory Summit, creating America's first transcontinental railroad. Union Pacific no longer has tracks near Promontory Summit. They were removed to support the scrap metal projects during World War II.
Living Legend No. 844 and Big Boy No. 4014 will make a whistle-stops en route to Ogden, UT:
- Rock Springs Sun May 5 at 11:15AM, departing Mon May 6 by 4AM
On their way back to Cheyenne, WY, both will make another longer stop!
- Rock Springs Mon May 13 arrive by 12:45PM. Both locomotives will be here for 3 days with a traveling museum car. The museum car is free and will be open May 14 and 15, 9AM to 3PM.