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America’s train fans are having one of the best weeks of their lives

(Source: Atlas Obscura, May 7, 2019)

Thousands of train fans and history buffs are making a pilgrimage this week to Wyoming and Utah, to see the world’s largest steam locomotive run for the first time in nearly six decades. On May 1, the Union Pacific completed an extensive overhaul of Big Boy No. 4014, one of 25 such locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company in the 1940s, and a behemoth of a steam engine that many train lovers had thought was too big to ever run again.

Full story: Atlas Obscura

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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