On Monday, April 8, the city of La Junta moved a historic steam locomotive that was donated to the city in 1954 from the Santa Fe Railroad.
The locomotive was moved to a new location off of Highway 50 near Barnes. The process began on Monday and was completed today, Friday.
In order to move the train, it had to be placed on a specialized sled using winches and then pulled by via heavy-duty truck.
The locomotive is now in a more visible spot, on a hill, so that people coming in and out of the town can see this historic part of the city's heritage. The train is now about 8 blocks away from its original resting place.
The work took nearly a dozen people and several large trucks throughout the week. The locomotive weighs 235,200 pounds and is 73 feet long.
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