Steam Shop Tours












Take advantage of this rare opportunity to tour the Union Pacific Steam Shop! Public tours are being offered. There were just twenty-five of the massive Big Boy steam engines ever built, and only 8 remain today. Now’s your chance to visit the Steam Shop where Big Boy # 4014 is undergoing a restoration to operating condition, with the goal to run the rails once again. Public access to the Steam Shop is generally only offered once a year, but Union Pacific Railroad understands people’s desire to get up close and personal to these iron horses, so they’ve set up 15 tour dates! This opportunity is not available in any other city. Cheyenne’s train attractions bring in thousands of “trainiacs” every year. The community is lucky to have this in our back yard.  These tours include admission to the Cheyenne Depot Museum and transport to the Steam Shop on the Cheyenne Street Railway trolleys. All this for just $20 per person. The tour dates are listed below. Tickets may be purchased at the Depot Visitor Center or by calling 307-778-3133. We have sold out for all previous tours, so don't put off purchasing your tickets.

Tickets on sale now, and should be purchased in advanced.

Tour begins at the Cheyenne Depot Museum (121 W. 15th St) at 12:30p on:

 2017, Fridays     

Nov 17th

Dec 8th

2018, Fridays

Jan 12

Feb 16

March and April date to be determined. Union Pacific has some painting projects they need to work around. 

  • Tours begin at the Depot at 12:30 p.m. each day listed. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • You will be asked to complete a liability release form before taking the tour as it is a working facility.
  • Tickets should be purchased in advance as we generally sell out.
  • Tour passengers are required to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.  Hardhats and safety glasses and earplugs will be provided for them at the Steam Shop. Work is happening while tour goes on.
  • We suggest bringing a water bottle.