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Complete with cowcatcher, this parade unit is real eye catcher in Montevideo, Minn.

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MONTEVIDEO -- Thomas the Train has nothing on the replica steam locomotive that will be making its inaugural run in Montevideo's Fiesta Day parade at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

"I've had people darn near drive up the curb when they see me giving rides in the parking lot,'' laughed Jim Ruether, president of the Milwaukee Road Heritage Center in Montevideo.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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