All I see are a couple of GP units in the old BN colors…
Maybe he knows something I don’t.
There it is! 1.3 million pounds of iron and steel, the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy.
Out of the 25 built, only 8 escaped the scrap heap and are preserved.
68 inch driver wheels were grouped in 2 articulated sets of 8 to allow the 133 foot locomotive and tender combination to navigate curves.
I agree completely.
That’s the North Denton Rd crossing for those wondering.
And this is the Perry Rd crossing. Yes, it was easy to beat them there considering they couldn’t go above 10mph.
The Big Boy was powerful enough to pull over 4000 tons, but was soon replaced by diesel-electric locomotives that were cleaner, more reliable and less expensive to operate.