Renovated ‘Big Boy’ Locomotive Chugs Its Way Through West Texas

The massive steam engine will also make stops in San Antonio and Houston, before ending its journey in Wyoming.

By Carlos MoralesNovember 6, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

As you might guess, the “Big Boy” locomotive is, well, pretty big. It weighs in at 1.2 million pounds. The matte-black engine looks like it belongs to a train set you’d see beneath a Christmas tree.

As the 78-year-old engine chugs its way through sprawling Texas landscapes, its steam billows into the air behind it and crowds of onlookers line up to catch a glimpse of the rustic steam engine.

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