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    Union Pacific 4014, aka "Big Boy", the world's largest steam locomotive, is touring the Midwest. According to WCCO:

    It will be at Union Depot in St. Paul from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, then it will arrive in Duluth Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.
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    Re: Trains, no planes, no automobiles

    I'm hoping to catch it in West Chicago next weekend.

    https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

    I believe it's also the last remaining working Big Boy thanks to extensive restoration efforts.
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      Re: Trains, no planes, no automobiles

      This is jaw-dropping:



      I knew 4-8-8-4s were big, but wow.
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        Re: Trains, no planes, no automobiles

        Final tour through the West and Southwest starting late September

        https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
        CCT '77 & '78
        4 kids
        5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
        1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

        ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
        - Benjamin Franklin

        Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

        I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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