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Train at Minute Maid Park

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Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros) in Houston, Texas houses this 48,000 pound, 57 foot long replica of a 19th century locomotive (circa 1860) and linked coal tender. When the Houston Astros hit a home run, the train blows its whistle and runs down 800 feet of track on the west side of the park, at a lightning speed of 10 MPH. The train provides a link to the past for Houston and Union Station (the site of the ballpark). The train was designed by Uni-systems and built by SMI & Hydraulics, which also provided the transporters for the retractable roof at the stadium.