DENVER (CBS4) – People lined up to see a piece of railroad history roll through Denver on Monday. The Union Pacific Railroad’s “Big Boy” No. 4014 steam locomotive, the world’s largest restored steam engine, made its way through Denver in the afternoon before the big snowstorm hit.
The engine has been touring the country this year to celebrate 150 years since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.READ MORE: Colorado Polio Survivor Reflects On Life-Long Disease & COVID Vaccines Now
“It was so big and it was so noisy,” said one little boy who watched the train go by.READ MORE: Denver Cops, Sheriff's Deputies Lagging on Vaccinations; 'There Is A Lot Of Pushback" Says Deputy Safety Director
Robert Hill took his grandsons to see the train’s passing. It was everything they hoped for, and more. They only got to see the train for a few seconds, but he hopes its a moment that will last with them forever.
“I get joy out of it just watching that they get joy out of it,” Hill said.MORE NEWS: Colorado AG Report Finds Pattern Of Racially Biased Policing In Aurora
Big Boy will finish the tour on Tuesday when it moves from Denver to northern Colorado and then into Cheyenne, Wyoming.