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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Holliday Park was a cute little park with a lake, a playground and a Big Boy Steam Engine. We couldn't visit Cheyenne and not make time to appreciate the historic steam engine. "Big Boy" is the popular name for the American Locomotive Company 4000 class coal fired steam locomotives. They were manufactured between 1941 and 1944 and operated by the... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you love trains, you will want to pay a visit to the Big Boy steam engine which was built in 1941. It is one of only 8 left. No. 4004 was the world's largest steam locomotive, using 28 tons of fuel and 25,000 gallons of water for the trip from Cheyenne to Ogden. 25 Big Boys were built for... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My son's has loved trains ever since he was a small boy, and now he works for the RR, so we need to stop and look at the big train, as if he were still that little boy.

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was surprised to find the Big Boy Steam Engine, An Icon of it's day.. Had just been stuck in a park, left open to all the elements. When you consider it's history. Why is it not sat outside the Wyoming State Museum ?, Preferably covered. From what we saw of Cheyenne,it is a town worth a visit. But the... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having railroaders in the family always makes railroad memorabilia interesting. Because this is different it is a must see.

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