What are some places to view classic locomotive engines?


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View classic locomotive engines at the Museum of the American Railroad, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum, and Forney Museum of Transportation. Located in Colorado, the Forney Museum of Transportation offers visitors a chance to view Big Boy, a Union Pacific steam locomotive built to power through the Utah mountains.

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The Museum of the American Railroad, located in Frisco, Texas, has a large collection of historical, steam, electric and diesel-electric locomotives that were made or used in the United States. The 1931 Santa Fe Doodlebug was built by the Brill Motorcar Company and used as a passenger train in Texas, New Mexico and Kansas. It is characterized by its bright red color and flat front end.

Located in California, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum features steam and diesel locomotives as well as cabooses, freight and passenger cars. Built in the early 1900s, the Southern Pacific 2353 features the classic cylindrical silver nose. The Mojave Northern Railroad Teakettle, built in 1915, is also a part of the steam locomotive collection. The oldest in the bunch is the 1904-locomotive San Diego & Arizona 104.

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum lets visitors get on board a restored passenger train for a ride.

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