This was my desktop image on one of my computers for years. The first time I saw this old girl, she was a static display in a park in Cheyenne WY. This picture was taken three years ago as it passed through Lawrence Kansas. In that between time span it was restored to operating condition. Isn't she beautiful! I was doing a show about a hundred miles away a couple of days earlier and saw that it was scedualed to pass through. So I made a little detour. Breathtaking!
Dave mentioned a Challenger type Locomotive. Well here she is. She's a four-cylinder simple articulated 4-6-6-4 Challenger-type steam locomotive She is the only operating locomotive of her type in the world and one of two left! Here is her story.
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