17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Big Boy 4014 comes to West Chicago

West Chicago, a small town of 27,000 that was established as the first junction of railway lines in Illinois, welcomes the unexpected 3-day visit of the giant historic steam locomotive. He made his stop in the tiny industrial town because in a stroke of luck, West Chicago was one of the few places with a yard big enough to accommodate him. He came in like a roaring lion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: West Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Sarah Bass