Famed locomotive to depart Pomona’s train museum


Big Boy No. 4014, one of the world’s largest steam locomotives, will soon leave the Rain Giants Train Museum at Fairplex after 50 years, the topic of my Friday column. Above, Cub Scout Pack 650 from Claremont and parents pose with the engine after a recent tour. Below, from inside the cramped cab, Scouts peer into the firebox. At bottom, Bob Krave of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, which runs the museum, talks about the Big Boy’s finer points with one of its giant wheels behind him.

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  • Ramona

    “This entry was posted in Inland Vally Eatin” ????

    I suppose one could use the firebox to roast hot dogs or marshmallows for S’mores.

    • davidallen909

      I thought I’d clicked “Around Pomona.” “Inland Valley Eatin'” is, for whatever reason, the default category. I’ll fix that.

  • DebB

    “We expect to get a few things,” – be interesting to see what UP will part with.

  • Gerhard Krämer

    David, we were glad to have invited the press along for our Cub Scout adventure, next month we will be sleeping on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, if you bring your sleeping bag and have practiced on your interviewing skills, we may allow one additional stowaway on board. http://www.midway.org/