The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is offering rides on a train pulled by a 1940s steam engine to cap off Omaha Railroad Days later this summer.

The newly restored Big Boy No. 4014 steam train will carry passengers from Omaha to Boone, Iowa, on July 15. Guests will disembark in Boone and travel via luxury motor coach back to Omaha.

Tickets for the ride range in price from $400 to $750, and will become available to the public May 28. Proceeds benefit the museum.

Passengers must be at least 18 years old to board. Patrons of the Union Pacific museum will be offered an advance opportunity to purchase tickets.

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Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014.

The Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in 1941. It was retired in 1961 after traveling 1,031,205 miles while it was in service. The railroad reacquired the locomotive in 2013 and sent it to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for restoration.

The restored engine, the only operational Big Boy left, rolled out of the shop earlier this month, according to the Associated Press. It is longer than two city buses and is powerful enough to pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain range.

Omaha Railroad Days, July 13 and 14, consists of a series of train-themed events at locations throughout the area, including Lauritzen Gardens, the Durham Museum and the Historic General Dodge House.

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