This historic locomotive is set to be moved out of the museum where it resides. The problem is the structure was actually built around it--so none of the doorways are big enough to fit it.
The National Railway Museum in York is home to centuries of Britain's railway heritage. One of its star attractions, a historic A4 Pacific locomotive, is about to be joined by two more A4s from North America, but only if they can get there. Join a crew of British engineers as they haul these 94-ton, three-million-dollar steam locomotives, one from Green Bay and one from Montreal, across the Atlantic. For this experienced team, it will be their toughest challenge yet, requiring freight trains, cargo ships, trailers, and nerves of steel.
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