Relocation of `Big Boy' Locomotive Complete 8/26/13
FRISCO, Texas - A massive steam locomotive dubbed "Big Boy" has
completed its slow journey to its new home about 30 miles north of Dallas.
The 1.2 million pound steam locomotive on Sunday finished a trek it had
begun last week to the new location for the Museum of the American Railroad in
Denise Stokes, a city of Frisco spokeswoman, said more than 100 people
greeted the former Union Pacific Railroad locomotive as it pulled into its new
Rail traffic issues last week had delayed its arrival. Its journey began in
Fair Park in Dallas and the locomotive had made it as far as nearby Irving
before delaying its journey on Tuesday because of traffic along the rail lines
it was using. The trip on Sunday took several hours to complete.