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.
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.
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.
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