The one-time pride of the Union Pacific and the Pennsy now greet visitors at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Inside the cab of the monster....Big Boy 4017
Pardon me, is this Kings Cross? A4 "Streak" No. 60008 is a long, long way from the LNER's old East Coast Main Line out of London - it's currently displayed at the National Railroad Museum in Gree... (more)
It's a steam locomotive. Wait! It's a diesel locomotive. Wait! It's a....Stiesel? This is former Sumpter & Choctaw 2-8-2 No. 102, converted to internal combustion many years ago by the good ... (more)
Three steam locomotives on display at Green Bay. From left to right we have Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0 23, Soo Line 4-6-2 2718, and AT&SF 2-10-4 5017. Despite what it looks like, the museum... (more)
Except for the bird droppings, DM&IR 506 looks like it's in relatively good condition. Wouldn't it be great to see this 2-10-2 under steam again?
What appears to be an abandoned locomotive on some obscure branch line is, in reality, the back lot of the National Railroad Museum. 38A is just a shell, and is currently for sale.
Green Bay & Western C430 415 heads up a short freight train at the National Railroad Museum. While the Alco will stay at the museum, the other equipment seen in the photo is being disposed of (un... (more)
With the weather taking a turn for the worse during the Steam Loco Safari Tours charter with Soo Line 1003, a breakaway group trekked north to Green Bay to see exiled A4 class Pacific 60008 'Dwigh... (more)
A view inside the cavernous firebox of a 'Big Boy'. Good old British hand-firing techniques wouldn't get you very far on this beast!
I suspect that the complexity of a Big Boy's controls might prove a little confusing for the uninitiated!
The other star attraction at Green Bay is 'Big Boy' 4017. Some of our group suggested that if the preservation movement were as strong in the US as it is in the UK, a 'Big Boy' would have been ret... (more)
LS&I No. 24 looking *sharp* in fresh paint at the National Railroad Museum. This locomotive was operational into the mid-1970s and once gave rides around the museum's loop track.
"Stuffed and Mounted" indoors at Green Bay.
Would love to hear it run...