Union Pacific Railway http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/union-pacific-big-boy-4014-arrives-cheyenne <p>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.</p><p>The journey of Big Boy <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23up4014&amp;src=hash"><s>#</s><b>up4014</b></a> is complete! Watch the arrival in Cheyenne below.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8EAJs8U56_c" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:34:53 +0000 Anna Rader 58011 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne Historic Steam Engine Returns To Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historic-steam-engine-returns-wyoming <p>One of the World’s largest steam locomotives is traveling across Wyoming this week.&nbsp; Union Pacific’s Big Boy number 4014 is being moved to Cheyenne for restoration. UP spokesman Mark Davis says 25 so called Big Boys were once used to carry heavy loads over mountains. This one was built in 1941.</p><p>“It’s a 132 feet long and weighs about 1.2 million pounds.&nbsp; They were a heavy load locomotive.”</p><p>Davis says the locomotive will arrive in Laramie around eight tonight. There will a public ceremony in Cheyenne tomorrow at 1 PM.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 23:43:58 +0000 Bob Beck 57975 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historic Steam Engine Returns To Wyoming Wyoming Stories: Murray Self Tells Three Centennial Classics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-murray-self-tells-three-centennial-classics <p>Murray "Murf" Self grew up in Centennial where his father Pat ran the Old Corral Hotel &amp; Steakhouse. When Pat was eighteen years old, he started receiving a money from the VA on account of his own father’s death in World War I. This windfall marked the beginning of Pat Self’s tumultuous life with fancy cars.</p><p>Have you ever wondered why so many small towns have turned their old train depots into museums? In a story about his mother’s quest to open an interpretive center in Centennial, Self explains how.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:56:42 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 54298 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Murray Self Tells Three Centennial Classics Historic Laramie dance hall is a unique treasure http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historic-laramie-dance-hall-unique-treasure <p>Several times a year, Laramie hosts square dances that attract dancers from hundreds of miles around. Part of the draw is the hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming Public Radio's Micah Schweizer has a postcard from Laramie's Quadra Dangle Square Dance Club.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:33:31 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historic Laramie dance hall is a unique treasure