Man Sends Locomotive Crashing Towards Rescue Ship: ‘You Only Get This Chance Once’

A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles was arrested on federal charges after he intentionally crashed a locomotive near the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy, believing it signaled a looming government takeover disguised as a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Refurbished ‘Big Boy’ Locomotive Fires up Crowds in the West

It’s longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain. Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne last weekend after five years of restoration. It headed toward Utah as part of a yearlong tour to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary.

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