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1941 Alco Big Boy to be refurbished in Wyoming

American Locomotive Company officials staged this photograph when the Big Boy 4000 series was being introduced at the Alco Schenectady plant in 1941.
American Locomotive Company officials staged this photograph when the Big Boy 4000 series was being introduced at the Alco Schenectady plant in 1941.
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An Alco Big Boy, 73 years after it rolled off the production line in Schenectady, and 53 years after it was retired by the Union Pacific, is gearing up for another trip. One of 25 mammoth steam locomotives made by the American Locomotive Company between 1941 and 1944, Big Boy No. 4014, is making a trip from its current home, the Los Angeles Fairgrounds in Pomona, Cal., to the Union Pacific railyards in Cheyenne, Wyo. ...


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