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One Big Boy (No. 4014) is Coming to the Ark-La-Tex

It’s been 80 years since Union Pacific Railroad’s Big Boy No. 4014 first started riding the rails of America. Now the historic engine will make several stops in the Ark-La-Tex as part of its tour across the United States. Make a calendar note for August 23-26 as the monster engine rolls through the area.

Big Boy No. 4014
Photo Source: Union Pacific

Ark-La-Tex schedule of stops

Monday, August 23

Natchitoches (Trudeau St. Crossing) – 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Shreveport (6215 E. Jewella Rd.)  Arrives at 4:45pm

Tuesday, August 24

Viewing in Shreveport all day

Wednesday, August 25

Shreveport – Departs at 8:00am

Jefferson (North Alley St. Crossing) 10:45am – 11:15am

Atlanta (W. Tipton St. & S. West St.) 12:15pm – 12:30pm

Texarkana (100 E. Front St.) 1:15pm – 1:45pm

Hope (100 E. Division St.) 3:00pm – 3:15pm

Prescott (401 W. 1st St.) Arrives at 3:45pm

Thursday, August 26

Leaves Prescott at 8:00 am and heads towards Little Rock.

The locomotive currently is touring the south central part of the United States. See the full schedule here.

Big Boy No. 4014
Map Source: Union Pacific

Here are some interesting facts about the Big Boy No. 4014 locomotive

  • No. 4014 came into service in 1941.
  • 132 feet long (Only 100 feet shorter than a Boeing 747)
  • 1,200,000+ pounds
  • Only seven are on display (No. 4014 is stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming)
  • No. 4014 traveled over 1,000,000 miles when it traveled for 20 years

Discover more facts about Big Boy No. 4014 here.

Related Topic: Can’t get enough trains? Check out the annual show over in Jefferson.