Operating one of today's automobiles is a loss less complicated than operating one of yesterday's old steam engines.

This young man, in the video above, is well versed in what every little lever, dial, knob and who knows that other thingy he has to pull, push or twist, shows us how the Big Boy steam locomotive is run.

In the video below we get to ride alone inside the cab of a slightly smaller steam engine and see what needs to be done while on the move.

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