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McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series presents “Restoration and Operations of the World-Famous Big Boy Engine” by Ed Dickens

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the McFaddin-Ward House for “Restoration and Operations of the World-Famous Big Boy Engine,” a free public lecture presented by Ed Dickens on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Visitor Center Lecture Hall (located at 1906 Calder Avenue, in Beaumont).

Union Pacific Railroad Manager of Heritage Operations Ed Dickens will share his expertise in the restoration and operation of the Union Pacific No. 4014 Big Boy Engine – The World’s Largest Steam Locomotive.

In his unique role at Union Pacific Railroad, Dickens serves as lead locomotive engineer, project leader, and is responsible for all aspects of steam locomotive maintenance, trip planning, logistics, and operations. During his more than three decades at the company, Dickens has presided over two significant steam locomotive rebuild projects, including the Union Pacific No. 4014 “Big Boy – The World’s Largest Steam Locomotive” in 2013.

Working for more than 35 years as a locomotive engineer, Dickens has operated steam locomotives tens of thousands of miles throughout the United States and Canada and enjoys sharing these experiences.

McFaddin-Ward House lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call 409-832-2134.


January 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center
1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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