Big Boy Steam Engine

Ed Dickens of Union Pacific Engine Restoration talked about the process of renovating a Big Boy Steam Engine. Union Pacific built 25 steam engines during… read more

Big Boy Steam Engine Ed Dickens of Union Pacific Engine Restoration talked about the process of renovating a Big Boy Steam Engine. Union Pacific built 25 steam engines during World War II to help transport large amounts of cargo across the United States. This particular engine, which was moved into Cheyenne for renovation, was one of eight still in existence and was expected to be the only operational machine of its kind once work on it is completed.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Cheyenne, Wyoming, from July 10-14 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments aired on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments aired on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Big Boy Steam Engine

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Program ID:
320882-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
First Aired:
Sep 07, 2014 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2014 | 7:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 07, 2014 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2014 | 7:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2014 | 7:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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