Big Boy's schedule tweeted and posted online shows the engine scheduled to leave at 8 a.m. PDT ON April 28 from Bloomington, an unincorporated area near Colton, and travel on to Victorville and Barstow with the first day ending at a Union Pacific rail yard in Yermo, Calif.
Big Boy 4014 embarked on its road trip in January when it was moved first from the museum and then on to the rail yard in Bloomington. Since then, it has been being prepared for the Big Tow. Eight of the big steam engines have survived and are on display around the country, the Associated Press reports.
"Restoration is expected to take three to five years," the story says. "The railroad would like to have the Big Boy operating by 2019 for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike in Utah, which linked the Union Pacific with the Central Pacific and completed the first transcontinental railroad."