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Big Boy Locomotive, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Big Boy Locomotive, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Big Boy locomotive is on display in Holliday Park. Even in retirement, Old Number 4004 remains an imposing sight. The world's largest steam locomotive, this powerful coal-fired engine was designed to pull a 3600-ton train over steep grades between Cheyenne, WY and Ogden, Utah. www.steamlocomotive.com/bigboy/
Start your trek at I-25 Exit 4, the new Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center. The center gives a taste of only-in-Wyoming attractions, from a life-size Columbian Mammoth to an escapable jail cell. Following your visit to the welcome center, head in to Cheyenne – Wyoming’s state capitol. Rich with history from its development along the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad in the mid-1800s, it’s home to numerous museums and the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days (July 18-27, 2014).