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Historic steam engine will return to Wisconsin

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GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- A steam engine that was a gift from Great Britain to the United States after World War II is coming back to Wisconsin.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower first arrived at the National Railroad Museum outside Green Bay in 1964, according to Press-Gazette Media. The engine was loaned back to the U.K. in 2012 to spend two years in a museum in England.

Train fans in England liked it so much that an anonymous businessman sent the Green Bay museum a million-dollar check to keep the restored locomotive overseas, but that check was returned and the engine will return as called for in the 2012 loan agreement.

The Eisenhower is one of six engines of its class remaining in the world. An engine of the same class set the world speed record in 1938.

Former President Eisenhower traveled in one of the trains as a Supreme Commander during the war.

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