On Thursday, August 8, Union Pacific’s Big Boy train No. 4014 returned to Cheyenne after a tour across middle America. Cowboy State Daily was there to record the homecoming and interviewed Big Boy 4014’s Ed Dickens.
In this interview with the Cowboy State Daily, former steam locomotive engineer Bob Krieger — a member of the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, Inc. — discusses the Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive and explains the allure of steam engines and trains in general. The model train layout in the background is in operation and can be seen every weekend at Cheyenne’s Frontier Mall.
A resurrected giant of the rails built specifically to conquer the steep grades of the Rocky Mountain West will roll through Wyoming once again beginning Saturday.