Here comes Big Boy: a children’s story

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After spending 50 years on display in a museum, the world’s largest steam engine is finally getting to stretch its wheels and blow the cobwebs out of its steam whistle for a journey across the Midwest. Big Boy, as the locomotive is known, is sparking delight in all the towns he visits. The Union Pacific Railroad restored the historic train engine to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

I have a two-year-old son, so as you can imagine I read a lot of books about trains. Often the same book about trains, over and over again, until it basically has scrambled my brain. Now I’ve been tasked with writing my own children’s story about trains, in honor of Union Pacific locomotive No. 4014, aka Big…

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