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UP's biggest steamer will run through Nuckolls Co.

Big Boy coming through the county on Sunday


August 5, 2021

Whether or not you are a rail fan , a piece of American history will be rolling through northern Nuckolls County Sunday. A restored Union Pacific Railroad Big Boy locomotive will pass through Sedan on its way to an overnight stop in Fairbury.

The Big Boy is the largest steam locomotive constructed in the United states. It played a major role in keeping the supply lines of the United States fluid during WWll.

There were 25 Big Boys built for the Union Pacific. The first one arrived in 1941. It received its nickname when a worker at the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) factory wrote the...

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