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Big Steam is Back

Big Steam is Back features 11 well-known locomotives from across the United States and their individual journeys to restoration. This special 100-page edition includes the restored Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611, widely considered to be the best and most powerful locomotive ever built, the colorful Southern Pacific 4449, and an update on the much-anticipated completion of Big Boy 4014.

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Learn about the many types of locomotives — from tiny 0-4-0s to the giant Big Boy — that powered the railroads for more than a century. Read more now. »

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