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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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