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News photos: Homecoming for steam locomotive after departing Milwaukee County Zoo

Posted on AllSides April 5th, 2024
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — After 63 years operating at the Milwaukee County Zoo, steam locomotive No. 1916 Henry J. Grant went back home to the Riverside & Great Northern Railway in Wisconsin Dells. The Sandley Light Railway Equipment Works built the 15-inch gauge 4-4-2 at what is now the R&GN shops in 1960-61. Today, a crew loaded up No. 1916 for transport to the tourist line. The coal-fired locomotive will be pressed into service along the railway, now owned by the Riverside & Great Northern Preservation Society. The operating season for...

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