Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 21, 2016
This one, nicknamed Big Boy, is one of the world's largest steam engines. At 132 feet long, it's almost twice as long as Old Sadie and weighs more than a million pounds. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been to maneuver a locomotive that big? The engineers anticipated the problem and hinged the frame.
Only twenty-five Big Boys were built, with even fewer still in existence. This one, #4004, is now located in Cheyenne's Holliday Park. Come see it!