#1. Is Safety! Periodically, trains will throw objects. You could be injured or killed. Stay back at least 25 feet.
#2. The Big Boy is so big you can't really see it too close.
Relative of mine (far too close for safety and good viewing).
The train is on display at KC Union Station Monday. It will then head west across Kansas on the ex-Kansas Pacific track to Denver the rest of the week.