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Big Boy, world's largest steam engine, to arrive in Colorado Saturday

Big Boy, the steam engine will be making stops in Colorado this weekend.

COLORADO, USA — The world’s largest steam engine, the Big Boy, will be steaming into Colorado this Saturday. 

This year, the historic steam locomotive has been touring the Union Pacific system to celebrate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary, according to the Union Pacific website.

The engine will be arriving in Kit Carson at 10:15 a.m. and leaving at 11 a.m. It will arrive in Hugo at 1:00 p.m. and leave at 1:15 p.m. It will then arrive at Limon Railroad Depot, next to Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Hugo Roadhouse and Limon Heritage Museum will both be open for free tours.

The Big Boy 4014 is expected to depart from Limon at 8 a.m. Monday.

The train will be making stops in Limon, Strasburg, La Salle, Greeley, and Denver during its commute through Colorado before returning back to Cheyenne, according to the Union Pacific's train schedule.

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