Big Boy Brings Back Memories
August 14, 2019
There's something about a train that enraptures people. Maybe it is the sense of power, progress and development.
For some, it is the recollection of days gone by.
Thursday morning, The Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 left Sidney westbound for Cheyenne, Wyo. It was completing its midwest tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
It was also an opportunity for an unlikely meeting of generations.
Robert Edler recalls his grandfather working on the railroad in Colorado, a job that developed into a lifelong career.
"My grandfather started on th...