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Union Pacific steam locomotive Big Boy to pass through Tama Wednesday, July 31

July 22, 2019
The News-Herald , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Union Pacific's historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.

On Wednesday, July 31, the schedule lists departure from Belle Plaine at 10:30 a.m. and arrival in Marshalltown at 11:30 a.m. which would indicate a pass through of Tama at about 11 a.m.

The Union Pacific Steam Club cautions "Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change." The message advises the most accurate steam schedule information can be found on the internet-

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UP?Challenger 3985 drew hundreds to downtown Tama when it passed through on Jun 11, 2002. The steam locomotive Big Boy is expected to be on a western route through downtown coming up soon. News-Herald file/John Speer

You are invited to join the Union Pacific Steam Club to be notified of major schedule updates.

The Big Boy's return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world's only operating Big Boy locomotive.

Fact Box

Time Table- July 31

Belle Plaine-

Arrival: 10:15 a.m. CT

Depart: 10:30 a.m. CT

9th Ave. Crossing


Arrival: 11:30 a.m. CT

Depart: 12:15 p.m. CT

2nd St. Crossing

Subject to schedule changes and delays



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