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Men and locomotive

Big boy No. 4014

Big Boy No. 4014 Visits St. Paul

The largest steam engine ever made visits St. Paul before heading to Duluth. It drew crowds all along its journey. The only time I got a look at it without people standing in front of it is when I happened to be riding my bike along Shepard road the night the train arrived at the union depot.

Water Street

The Train

Down on water street just a few feet from the Mississippi River. The bike trail ends just before the bridge and starts again just after and there is just enough space between the supports for a car and a bike. Â It all looks so old and rickety it is kind of creepy riding under it when there is a train on it.