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Big Boy Coming Through!
November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 Locomotive has been touring the Southwest. On Sunday, November 17, the steam locomotive will pass through Martin City sometime between 4 and 4:15 PM, making its way toward its Union Station destination. While Martin City is not a whistle stop for the Big Boy, many at surrounding watch parties in town will be whistling and cheering as it speeds through, leaving spectators in a gust of steam. “We expect a lot of people because the are calling about the train,” says Debbie VanNoy of Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse, 517 E. 135th St. Jess and Jim’s will feature a Big Boy special featuring a prime rib dinner (until they run out), domestic draws for $2 and a Big Boy Bloody Mary. Jess and Jim’s is located only a few feet away from the Union Pacific train track crossing. Martin City Coffee, which will also have a close-up view of the train at 130th and Holmes Rd., has created three new drinks for the special occasion: Fire Engine Hot Chocolate (with cayenne and cinnamon), Snickerdoodle Steam Cloud Latte, and Gingerbread Steamer (perfect for the kids). Starting Sunday afternoon, 16 oz lattes will be discounted.
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