crowd around the newly restored Big Boy No. 4014,
the world's largest steam locomotive, as it stopped
in Altoona, Wis. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
ALTOONA — Train fans are
turning out in Altoona to see the world's largest
operating steam locomotive.
The 133-foot-long Big Boy
No. 4014 is part of Union Pacific's tour to celebrate the
150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad.
A crowd greeted the train
and a historical exhibit on a rail car at the Union
Pacific yard in Altoona on Tuesday.
The restored engine is the
only operating Big Boy locomotive of the 25 ever built.
The Leader Telegram reports
the train will be on display Tuesday afternoon before
chugging eastward Wednesday morning.