Illinois Railway Museum, 13 August 2011.
Leviathan is a relatively new locomotive, replicating as far as is possible one of four locomotives Central Pacific purchased in 1868. A sister locomotive, Jupiter, was the eastward facing locomotive at the Golden Spike ceremony.
We're looking at Leviathan's first run with a train ... providing a knuckle coupler and air brakes consistent with the historical integrity of the replica gave the insurers and inspectors more fits than the builder. The coaches are early twentieth-century and a bit heavier than the Gilded Age coaches the original would have pulled.