‘Big Boy’ steam train dazzles in Baldwin

Hundreds of people gathered in Baldwin, Wis. for the arrival of the Union Pacific’s “Big Boy,” a restored steam locomotive, and ProAct was there to witness history past’s intersection with history present.

Staking their morning claim near a rail crossing, ProAct’s Wisconsin contingent visited with family and community members as the big steamer on rails was delayed. Known transportation fan and participant Rodney Deck was grinning from ear to ear.

“It is astounding, how many people have shown up,” said direct service professional Sandy Linehan. Baldwin has a population of about 4,000.
Participants from the Adult Day Services program in Eagan also caught the train when it was in St. Paul.

ProAct in Hudson is highly active in the community.