UP Big Boy 4014 excursion: Omaha to Boone IA

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  1. Apr 19, 2019 #1

    Twin Star Rocket

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    The Camerail Club newsletter confirms that the Omaha to Boone, IA excursion on the former C&NW sponsored as a fund raiser for the UP Museum will be on Monday , 7/15/19.
    Ticket prices are not public yet. They will be high! As high as the Ogden-Evanston fundraiser trip? Unknown at the moment.
    Hopefully, since the train leaves from Omaha more cars will be in the consist perhaps lowering the ticket prices some. Still speculative at this point.
     
  2. May 21, 2019 #2

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    Announced today: UP steam excursion with Big Boy 4014 on July 15th one way from Omaha to Boone IA. (Bus return)
    Public ticket sales begin on May 28th. Excursion benefits the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs IA.
    Ticket prices range from $400 (coach) to $750(premium dome).
     
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    Link to information?
     
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    I might just go to that now that the president Carter train has been cancelled. Fingers crossed I win the ticket lottery.
     
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    All dome seats are sold out. Just the lower sections of the dome cars are available. Ticket sales started yesterday (5/24) for patron-level members of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Sales to the general public open on 5/28.
     
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    This trip was excellent! In Omaha there was Amtrak's eastbound CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR making a station call over by the Burlington depot and at the same time the Union Pacific excursion train preparing to leave behind Big Boy 4014 over by the Union Station (Durham Museum now).
    The next public excursions will be out in the L.A. area on October 12-13:
    http://www.railgiants.org/Big-Boy-Excursion-Info.php
     
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    I got to see this train as it crossed the Des Moines River valley on the Kate Shelley High Bridge just west of Boone.

     
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    I'm gonna see it on 12 Oct in Barstow!
     
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