Sunday, February 14, 2021


 Happy Valentine's Day!  Doing something different today because it is also Steamy Sunday so it's a 2-fer.  😁

I had to share a rose photo today since it is Valentine's Day.  Hope those who celebrate have a lovely day.

I am back in the archives to the day in November of 2019 when the Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive came through our town on it's Excursion run through the Midwest.  This locomotive is one of 3 types that claim to be the largest ever used by railroads.  This claim can be very debatable, it depends a lot on how you claim it's the largest, by weight, by tractive effort which can be debated as well, by horse power, etc.  The ones in the US generally considered to be the largest are, the UP Big Boy a 4-8-8-4, the Northern Pacific Yellowstone a 4-8-8-4 as well, and the Chesapeake & Ohio Allegany a 2-6-6-6.

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