Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 rolls through Texarkana


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Union Pacific says the Big Boy is the world’s largest locomotive, and it made a stop Tuesday in Texarkana on its third and final tour celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Folks gathered downtown to experience this piece of history.

“It’s really cool that the Union Pacific brought the train to Texarkana today,” said TTPD Public Information Officer Shawn Vaughn.

“It gives us an opportunity to see something from the past that you don’t often get the opportunity to see.”

According to Union Pacific, 25 Big Boys were built. This locomotive weighs about 1.2 million pounds.

For a route map of which city Big Boy is stopping in next, visit upsteam.com for tracking information.

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