Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First


A large crowd gathered in Kimball Monday morning to see a piece of history and a showpiece of the Union Pacific, the Big Boy No. 4014. The steam locomotive was returning to its home base in Cheyenne after a trip to the College World Series.

The Big Boy No. 4014 was built in 1941 and restored in 2013 to travel to special events. Onlookers included young and old, first-time viewers, Kimball residents, and train enthusiasts from across the nation.

One young man carried around a miniature model Big Boy train.

Big Boy No. 4014 traveled to Omaha for the College World Series. The trip was known as th...