Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Train Goes Through Washington

The Union Pacific Railroad's "Challenger" No. 3985, the world's largest operating steam locomotive stopped in town Wednesday, Oct. 6. Luckilly, it was my afternoon shift at work, so I got to go with my family to see it.

The train weighs over a million pounds. It's been equipped with GPS and can be tracked online, although we haven't gotten that in to it.

Vin really liked the train, but thought we were going to ride it. It was more than an hour late, so he had a hard time waiting for it, but it was worth it. It may be a long time before we see a steam engine again.

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