Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 plans Tuesday stop in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW) -- As part of the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary, the Union Pacific Big Boy Steam Locomotive will stop in Topeka.

No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy Locomotive. It drew crowds during its day-long stop Monday at Kansas City's Union Station.

Tuesday, Big Boy rolls toward Topeka. UP's current schedule calls for it to depart Kansas City at 8 a.m., arriving at 402 N. 2nd St. in Lawrence at 10:15 a.m. for a half-hour stop.

From there, Big Boy is slated to roll into Great Overland Station in North Topeka at 11:45 a.m. The locomotive will stop for 45 minutes before moving to NW Norris and Clay to stay overnight.

Big Boy moves on to Manhattan and Junction City Wednesday.

Here is the full schedule of times and locations:

Tuesday, November 19

    Great Overland Station
  • 701 N. Kansas Ave.
  • Arrival: 11:45 a.m. (DELAYED) New time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Departs 12:30 p.m.

    NW Norris & Clay St.
  • Arrival: 1:00 p.m.
  • Departs: 8:00 a.m. (Wed., Nov. 20)

Wednesday November 20th

    Manhattan, Kan.
  • S. Manhattan Ave. Crossing
  • Arrival: 9:30 a.m.
  • Departs: 10:15 a.m.

    Junction City, Kan.
  • 8th St. Crossing
  • Arrival 11:00 a.m.
  • Departs: 11:15 a.m.

    Abilene, Kan.
  • 201 NW 2nd St.
  • Arrival 12:15 p.m.
  • Departs: 12:35 p.m.

    Salina, Kan.
  • 400 N. 13th St.
  • Arrival 2:15 p.m.

The schedule for the rest of the Big Boy's journey can be found by clicking here.

Those planning on going to see the steam locomotive in person need to stand back at least 35 feet from all railroad tracks. Never assume tracks are abandoned or inactive. Always expect a train.