Big Boy and the Living Legend Steam Train Locomotive in Downtown Laramie, Wyoming on May 4, 2019 | Train Photography Print Giveaway and Special Event

Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and the Living Legend No. 844 – will be in historic downtown Laramie, Wyoming on their tour of the Union Pacific railroad system celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion. Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive ever made and this trip will be the first time since 1961 that any of the 25 Big Boys ever built have been in active service for the Union Pacific. Both Big Boy No. 4014 and The Living Legend No. 844. will double-head on their return trip to Laramie arriving at the Historic Laramie Railroad Depot at approximately 12pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Stop by our studio, located a few blocks away from the Laramie Train Depot, after the event to enter the giveaway and browse our fine art gallery of Wyoming landscape photography at 223 E Garfield between 2nd and 3rd Street on Saturday. We have a few specials for you to celebrate this historic occasion with us including a train print giveaway and discounts on steam engine photography.

Enter to Win a Free Train Mini Metal Print!

Enter to win a fine art mini metal train print, valued at $50, of a photograph of steam engine #844 from when it was at the Historic Railroad Depot in downtown Laramie, Wyoming! You can enter the giveaway through Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at midnight. Enter online or stop by our studio a few blocks away from the Depot at 223 E Garfield St in downtown Laramie, Wyoming between 2nd and 3rd Street on Saturday and browse our fine art gallery as well. Make sure you are on our mailing list here so we can send you the full details!

Get 20% off all BIG BOY photographs after the event!

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Want to see the photographs we created from Big Boy and the Living Legend’s visit to downtown Laramie, Wyoming on Saturday, May 4th, 2019? Watch your email or follow us on Instagram or Facebook @SenecaCreekStudios for the details when we release the photos because we will be offering 20% OFF ALL TRAIN PRINTS for a limited time afterwards! Choose either a signature fine art metal print, archival photographic paper print, or a mini metal gift print. Make sure your friends and family are on our mailing list here so we can send you the full details.

Contact us for more information

Is there a particular size, location, subject, theme, or photograph you are looking for? We have hundreds of photographs in our offline archive. Email us at Allison@SenecaCreekStudios.com or call us at (307) 298-0462 and let us know what you are looking for and we will send you more information as well as our full pricing list and custom print options.

The History of Big Boy Steam Train

Photo from the American Heritage Center

Union Pacific Railroad is undertaking the movement and restoration of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives – the Big Boy No. 4014. Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were “hinged,” or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of “pilot” wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo. Eight of the Big Boys were donated for public display in various cities around the country. They can be found in Pomona, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Dallas, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Denver, Colo.; Scranton, Penn.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Cheyenne, Wyo. Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. No. 4014 will be moved from its display location in Pomona, Calif., to Cheyenne, Wyo., where it will undergo restoration that is anticipated to take a minimum of five years. Ready for its trip to Ogden Utah for the 150 Anniversary “The Great Race to Ogden” and the Golden Spike Ceremony! Starting from Cheyenne heading west April 28 and returning May 19, 2019.

See Steam Train Schedule: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

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