Monday, August 11, 2008

"Big Mike" at His New Boise Home

"Big Mike" is a retired locomotive steam engine who used to sit in Julia Davis Park. That's the park where we rented paddleboats recently. He was moved for safety reasons. Kids would climb on him and his attached tender when he was in the park, and there was an asbestos risk. Moving him wasn't as easy as rolling along the rails. A big truck was involved and it cost several thousand dollars. His new home is at the Boise Depot. A plaza is being constructed across the way and there are plans for a posting of the locomotive's history. "Big Mike" was the last steam engine to run between Pocatello and Boise. More about him here.


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