West Chicago

Massive Steam Locomotive Attracts Thousands

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The Union Pacific Railroad says more than 45,000 people visited the rail yard in West Chicago last weekend to see the Big Boy. Thousands more lined the tracks as the gigantic locomotive made its way from the far north suburbs to western DuPage County.

Union Pacific’s locomotive 4014, better known as The Big Boy is more than 130 feet long

Union Pacific’s locomotive 4014, better known as The Big Boy is more than 130 feet long

Ed Dickens takes a closer look at the locomotive he helped to restore, and for scale, those wheels are close to five feet in diameter

Ed Dickens takes a closer look at the locomotive he helped to restore, and for scale, those wheels are close to five feet in diameter

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Finding The Unusual and Unexpected At American Science & Surplus

Have you ever wanted a coil of glow-in-the-dark rope, maybe a spool of copper wire, or an anatomical model, vintage gas mask, or just a new rubber chicken. First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited a store this week where all those things, and more are displayed on the shelves or packed into tiny bins and baskets

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