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Track being pulled up at Fair Park while MAR awaits next opportunity to move Big Boy

Almost 50 years to the day that Dallas’ much anticipated railroad museum opened at Fair Park, tracks are being removed as the Museum of the American Railroad winds down a move to newer ground. Workers were on hand today to pull up rail that will …

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UP acquires ‘Big Boy’ from California museum, plans to restore to working order

Union Pacific Railroad announced Tuesday it reached an agreement with the Southern California Chapter – Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in Pomona, CA, to transfer ownership of one of the world’s largest steam locomotives, “Big Boy” No. 4014, back to Union Pacific. UP plans to …

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UPDATE: ‘Big Boy’ move postponed; F7 Santa Fe diesel and two boxcars moved instead

Museum of American Railroad officials postponed the move of the Union Pacific “Big Boy” hours before it was to leave Fair Park for Frisco on Sunday. Concerns over how the locomotive would negotiate a wye along the route caused the postponement, according to an email …

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Derailment postpones Big Boy move

Today’s scheduled move of the “Big Boy” has been put on hold. The Museum of the American Railroad announced Saturday that the planned transfer of the Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy from Fair Park to Frisco, TX, was cancelled because of a derailment along the …

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UPDATE: Big Boy tentatively set to crawl to new museum site if rail traffic slow enough

FRISCO, TX – The Museum of the American Railroad’s Union Pacific “Big Boy” steam locomotive is scheduled to make its much anticipated move on Sunday if traffic on the rails is slow enough to permit the 55-mile creep from Dallas Fair Park to Frisco. MAR …

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Move of signature steam pieces nears as MAR sets schedule to relocate ‘Meteor’, ‘Big Boy’

By TIM BLACKWELL/Cowcatcher Magazine DALLAS, TX — The Museum of the American Railroad has set a tentative schedule to begin moving its signature steam locomotives to Frisco, TX, in what will be the final steps to relocating the half-century-old museum from Dallas’ Fair Park to …

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