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Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds for 51 years, but it will leave soon to begin a multi-year restoration that will return it to steam. Join us for extensive coverage of a Big Boy on the road to restoration. 
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New York Central 4-8-4 Niagara 6023 is near the end of its short life as it rambles through Millbury Junction, Ohio, (7.5 miles east of Toledo) with nine-car mail-and-express train X-78 in September 1955. Philip R. Hastings photo
At our favorite New York Central train-watching spot, we turned down free apricots
Between the 1910s, when the New York Central electrified its approach to New York City along the Hudson River with a third-rail, direct-current system, and the second half of the 20th century, freight cars increased in size dramatically. Sometime aro
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