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According to the FaceBook page of the Museum of the American
Railroad, the UP 4018 has begun his move to the museum's
new site in Frisco, Texas. The huge locomotive has been moved
from his long-time site just this past weekend, but MAY
NOT be moved all the way to the Museum's new site in Frisco, TX,
until this coming weekend -- June 15-16, 2013. DO keep checking
the Museum's FaceBook page often for updates!

Tje 4018 is now on the Fair Park spur track, and will, according
to the Museum's FB page, be moved up and down the few miles of
that spur track over the next few days -- in order to test
the locomotive.

The FB page says they moved the loco around a 20-degree curve,
and it did OK. For those on FB, here is the link:

Here is your chance to see a Big Boy moving! (Not under his
own steam -- that may happen in 2019.) but this IS happening!

I hope someone can post some pix of this awesome move![/B]


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Staff member
Posted on 6/15 on the group's FB page:
Due to a derailment on one of the rail lines along the route, Sunday's movement of the Museum's "Big Boy" steam locomotive #4018 has been cancelled. We will post a new move date once it is established. We regret any inconvenience this may cause to our stakeholders and supporters. We are very appreciative of all the efforts put forth by the local railroads as we continue to move the collection from Dallas to Frisco. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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