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Union Pacific’s Big Boy 4014 Celebration

Jun 30
to
Jun 30
2024

The Feather River Rail Society (FRRS) is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, they will be hosting a visit by Union Pacific’s famed Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest steam locomotive! The “Big Boy Westward Bound” tour will make a stop on July 10, in Portola, California providing a unique opportunity with the locomotive for viewing from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum. This will be a rare chance for you to see this awesome locomotive in person.  In addition, the WPRM will be providing several special activities on that day, including:

  • Caboose train rides
  • Motorcar rides provided by West Coast Railroads Group
  • Tours of historic equipment
  • Model train exhibits, including Diablo Pacific and Wandering Railroad
  • Food trucks
  • and more!

The museum will open at 9 AM and close at 6 PM the day of the event.  Parking is limited at the museum. For more information on the event, check out the Big Boy 4014 Celebration page here.