Tracking Big Boy

Railroad fans crowded stops in Coffeyville, Neodesha, Altoona and Parsons on Sunday and even lined the tracks along the countryside to see the mighty “Big Boy” or watch it steam past. The 4-8-8-4 locomotive is the only one of 25 built to be restored to running condition. The engine pulled a train that included a tender, two fuel cars and a diesel electric to assist with braking. Some fans drove along the route Saturday to see the locomotive at multiple stops.

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