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

For the first time ever, a "4000 Class" steam locomotive is coming to Boise. History lovers and people that like trains are really excited for the arrival of "The Big Boy 4014", which will be in Boise on July 21st and 22nd of this year.

According to Union Pacific Railroad, "Big Boy No. 4014" is retuning to the train tracks to celebrate 160 years of Union Pacific Railroad.

Stops include:

  • 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.

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