There are 3 steam engines I am familiar with and have had the pleasure of riding. They are the 765, the 611 and the 1218. Miss those days and wish I had taken more and better pictures of those trips!

There are 3 steam engines I am familiar with and have had the pleasure of riding. They are the 765, the 611 and the 1218. Miss those days and wish I had taken more and better pictures of those trips!

Union Pacific "Big Boy".  The overall length of this Big Boy locomotive is 132 feet, 9-1/4 inches. It was retired by the Union Pacific in February 1962 after logging 1,029,507 miles. The locomotive cost the UP $265,000 when it was built in the 1940s. The train weighs 1,189,500 pounds and was operated at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

Union Pacific "Big Boy". The overall length of this Big Boy locomotive is 132 feet, 9-1/4 inches. It was retired by the Union Pacific in February 1962 after logging 1,029,507 miles. The locomotive cost the UP $265,000 when it was built in the 1940s. The train weighs 1,189,500 pounds and was operated at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.

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Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" Locomotive 4019 and engineer take a brief rest from their work at Cheyenne, WY during the Big Boys' final summer. Photo by R. H. Kindig, 1958.

Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" Locomotive 4019 and engineer take a brief rest from their work at Cheyenne, WY during the Big Boys' final summer. Photo by R. H. Kindig, 1958.

Big Boy Union Pacific's Big Boy 4-8-8-4 sits silent at Steamtown National Park in Scranton, PA

Big Boy Union Pacific's Big Boy 4-8-8-4 sits silent at Steamtown National Park in Scranton, PA


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Train travel has not been done by many of us. The owner took a train to Scotland and has since decided she wants to just once..ride on a steam train....a bit of history and elegance in that desire.

Train travel has not been done by many of us. The owner took a train to Scotland and has since decided she wants to just once..ride on a steam train....a bit of history and elegance in that desire.

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12 Amazing Sceneries of Beautiful Trains, Snowy Express--reminds me of the Polar Express :)

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