"Big Boy No. 4023 Last Move"

On Saturday March 12, Union Pacific Big Boy Stream locomotive Boy No. 4023 was moved from its storage track just south of the Durham Western Heritage to just outside the gate of Lauritzen Gardens. Sunday the locomotive slow journey ends at the new Kenefick Park, a bluff that overlooks Interstate 80 Southeast of the Lauritzen Gardens. It took Scrib's Moving & heavy Hauling, Inc of David City, Nebraska, two long days, to move this 350 ton, 1.2 million-pound locomotive 1.8 mile to it's new home. More on this locomotive move in the Omaha World-Heard March 11th, 13th and 14th articles. The pictures here portray its journey between 6th & Bancroft Street and the hill a block west of the Lauritzen Gardens.

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The Big Yellow Machine in the last row of photos is a backhaul use to brake the decent of the locomotive down the hill to the Lauritzen Gardens. The television crew in 2nd & 4th to the last photos is from The Discovery Channel / TLC show “Mage Move”. This locomotive move will be on August 2005 episode.

"Big Boy No. 4023 Last Move"

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