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A Big Boy indeed

The legendary "Big Boy" steam-powered engine has been stopping in Carbon County on its way from Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah

 

Joshua Wood

A line of people gather at the Rawlins Depot to look at Big Boy No. 4014 on Sunday morning before it leaves for Rock Springs.

I don't ever remember being specifically interested in trains growing up, though I have always found them intriguing. It was the Transcontinental Railroad that, for better or worse, established the American West as we have come to know it and has continued to be the life-blood for many communities. When I found out that Big Boy No. 4014 was making a trip from Cheyenne to Ogden, Utah. to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, my interest was peaked.

My son, however, was far more than peaked. With Big Boy and Living Legend No. 844 scheduled to st...



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