WWII Steam Engine Coming Back to Wisconsin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A steam engine train Great Britain gave the United States after World War II has found a surprising amount of support from rail buffs here and abroad.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower train landed at the National Railroad Museum outside Green Bay in 1964. The museum lent the engine back to England in 2012 for that country's celebration of steam engine history.

Train fans in England liked it so much that an anonymous businessman sent the American museum a million-dollar check to keep the restored locomotive overseas.

But that's not going to cut it, say the museum's directors. The Eisenhower has sentimental value in the States and will be returned in accordance with the 2012 loan agreement.

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