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    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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Did You Know?

Drawing of African Elephant.  Steamtown has a locomotive which weighs about as much as 85 African Elephants.

The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...