Historic Locomotive to Visit Boise For First Time Ever [Photos]
Editor's Note: Union Pacific Railroad has shared that this visit has been postponed and they hope to have a new date soon.
History fans are going to absolutely love this. For the first time EVER, a classic 4000-Class Steam Locomotive is going to be visiting Boise, Idaho. We know lots of people here in the Treasure Valley love history and trains so consider this a double whammy!
It's tough to visualize just how massive these locomotives are--but you can get a sense of the monster, below:
Historic Locomotive Coming to Boise
According to Union Pacific Railroad, "Big Boy No. 4014" is retuning to the train tracks to celebrate 160 years of Union Pacific Railroad.
- Sparks, Nevada
- Roseville, California
- Portland, Oregon
- Boise, Idaho (July 21-22)
This locomotive is a real historic gem--it became an asset in 1941 and according to Union Pacific Railroad "helped carry the nation through World War II".
A total of 25 of these were ever assembled. The one visiting Boise in July is the only functioning one remaining in the world.
Love trains? How about this famous Boise Trolley that has been converted into a popular breakfast diner?