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In this view is American Locomotive Company's engine 2295 in front of Boise, Idaho's passenger depot. ALCO (American Locomotive Co.) was the second largest steam engine builder in America after Baldwin, producing over 75,000 locomotives.

ALCO engine #2295 was built in 1920, and hauled freight between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Later it was the last steam engine working between Pocatello and Boise, Idaho. In 1959 the Union Pacific Railroad donated it to the City of Boise, where it rests today in front of the rail station.

Playing and working with model trains and track in my youth, then training as a transportation agent/analyst helped parlay my skills into working for California's Rail Division.

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