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UP steam locomotive Big Boy to pass through Tama this morning

July 31, 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.

This morining, 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-

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

News-Herald ? It Out:

Time Table- July 31

(subject to change)

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



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