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Leviathan 63 returns to the Illinois Railway Museum

Central Pacific Railroad 63, Leviathan
Central Pacific #63, "Leviathan", pulling a coach train across boot creek bridge at the Illinois Railway Museum on August 14th, 2011. Photo by James Kolanowski.
Leviathan #63, an American 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive, will be returning to IRM in 2012 to operate on select days in May and June, operating days are listed below.

About the Leviathan...

In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad purchased four steam locomotives from Schenectady Locomotive Works. They were The Jupiter #60, The Storm #61, The Whirlwind #62 and The Leviathan #63. This Leviathan #63 replica is America's newest operating steam locomotive that was built from scratch by Kloke Locomotive Works, LLC beginning in 1999. It is a fully operable steam locomotive that has been on display under steam at a few events around the midwest. Read more about Leviathan 63 at

Initial operating days are:

  • Saturday, May 26th, 2012
  • Sunday, May 27th, 2012
  • Monday, May 28th, 2012
  • Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
  • Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
  • Saturday, June 9th, 2012
  • Sunday, June 10th, 2012
This will be the second time that Leviathan #63 will be pulling coaches and hauling passengers at IRM. Be sure to visit IRM and experience the sights and sounds of an 1860's steam locomotive. Check back to the IRM website often for additional updates and events to be planned around the Leviathan's visit.

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