Photos: ‘Big Boy’ Comes to Town

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette.

Just after 12:15 p.m. today, the Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4014 majestically rolled into town today, greeted by enthusiastic locals.

Built in the 1940s, the mechanical marvel was a sight to behold as attendees and their children placed a variety of coins on the tracks to keep a pressed souvenir of the historic appearance.

The Union Pacific crew spoke to the attending crowd and even posed for a few selfies with the group.

After a few moments, the mighty locomotive let out a whistle, and continued one its tour, the next stop heading into Mexia. The crowd cheered as the engineers waved good-bye, and history passed into its next destination.

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