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World’s largest locomotive arrives in region this week – Folsom Times

World’s largest locomotive arrives in region this week – Folsom Times

The Big Boy No. 4014the world’s largest steam locomotive, will be open to the public in Roseville this weekend, July 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The visit is part of Union Pacific’s “Big Boy Westward Bound” tour, which honors Union Pacific’s rich railroad heritage and celebrates the railroad’s employees and the communities it serves.

Union Pacific’s legendary Big Boy No. 4014, built to conquer mountains, makes 19 stops in five states during its 2024 Westward Bound Tour from Wyoming to California, and Roseville, with its great railroad history, is a fitting destination.

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Twenty-five Big Boy locomotives were built for Union Pacific to haul freight over the steep slopes of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains during World War II. Eight of them survived after the locomotives were retired 60 years ago, but only Big Boy No. 4014 is still in service.

On Saturday, the town will offer additional activities at Vernon Street Town Square between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., including:

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  • Live music from the Sac-City Little Big Band
  • Food truck
  • Wild West performances from the Black Flag Gang
  • Spray area at the town square on Vernon Street
  • Maker’s Market with vendors and children’s area

Experience entrepreneurship in Roseville Venture Lab Open day. Stop by on Friday, July 12th between 11am and 1pm to experience a diverse offering of savory appetizers and sweet bites presented by local culinary entrepreneurs.

Over and beyond Carnegie Museum in Old Town Roseville will be open with an exhibition on the history of the Big Boy and a railway activity for children. The Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Association will also be hosting an open house on Friday. You will find vendors in downtown Roseville with special offers Here as well as.

A steam tracking map showing the real-time location and route of No. 4014 is available Here.

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