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Dwight D. Eisenhower Locomotive On The Move To Britain

July 29, 2012

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Work began Saturday at the National Railroad Museum to move the Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The locomotive and its tender are being shipped to a museum in England as part of a two-year loan agreement.

The Eisenhower has been a popular sight at the Ashwaubenon museum for nearly 50 years.

Museum officials say the first step is just getting the train out of the building.

“Once everything is out, we’ll still have to load it onto flat cars, so there is still going to be quite a process to get those things loaded up. The first phase is getting it out of the building, which will probably take about three days total,” said curator of collections Daniel Liedtke.

The Eisenhower was built in Great Britain in the late 1930s.

As part of the loan agreement, while overseas, the locomotive and its tender will undergo restoration work.

The Eisenhower will also be part of a 75th celebration of the world steam locomotive speed record set in July 1938.

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