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    Bigboy 4014 fired up!!!

    She's fired up and there is steam coming out of her.
    April 27 2019 - Saturday Morning, Big Boy 4014 caught outside basking in the sun, oil burners lit, and steam pressure built. Crew working out "the kinks" and...

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    Awesome! Time sure does fly, seems like yesterday I watched it being moved from Pomona.
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    Jim

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      #3
      Here she is blowing her whistle
      First whistle blow at 7:01.It's a glorious day as Union Pacific #4014 blows it's whistle for the first time. It took 5 long years of work and millions of dol...

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        #4
        Thanks for posting, was a beautiful sight to see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Rick

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          #5
          and at 13:45, we see the last remaining CNW F-unit in the background...

          Can't wait to see 4014 out on the rails.

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            #6
            Hi Folks,

            Wow - now that's a sight to see - yet - so few around here embrace steam - some things I'll never understand...


            Regards,
            Scott
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              #7
              Originally posted by scottb613 View Post
              Hi Folks,

              Wow - now that's a sight to see - yet - so few around here embrace steam - some things I'll never understand...


              Regards,
              Scott
              Maybe not here but there will be thousands track side when it runs to Ogden..
              Jim

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                #8
                We should get together and go see it when it does.
                Rick

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                  #9
                  I've been following this for quite a while. ITS ALIVE!!!!

                  Also looking forward to 1309 in July. I remember bringing that one up and being shot down for every reason under the sun. Well dang it, It's going to run again afterall.

                  Now, Someone get N&W 1218 and N&W 2156 under steam.

                  Oh, Lets talk to CSX about a certain 2-6-6-6 at the B&O museum as well.

                  Eric, I am still awaiting UP 966 to join her sisters. They keep saying it's gonna happen. Just don't know when? They need to send her off to the same rebuild outfit that did the other three a while ago.

                  Robert

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                    #10
                    She is running now. Is that a water tank behind the tender?
                    They said it couldn't be done. It was too heavy, too long, it burned too much fuel, and would cost too much to restore. But they were wrong. Union Pacific, B...

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                      #11
                      Doubleheader with 844


                      What do they need the diesel for?

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                        #12
                        I like the policeman holding a drone at the end. Somebody might be in a lot of trouble!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bradhig View Post
                          Doubleheader with 844


                          What do they need the diesel for?
                          A couple of possibilities:

                          Most likely the diesels are doing most of the work pulling the train while the steamers are doing just enough to sound right.

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                          The diesel could be a backup in case something goes wrong with the steam power, assuming it actually is pulling the train

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                            #14
                            Agreed, most likely back up and dynamic braking. I also saw the ATSF 3751 haul a diesel for the extra weight during a break in run after a rebuild.
                            Last edited by hiball 3985; 05-05-2019, 12:17 PM.
                            Jim

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                              #15
                              break in

                              They said it couldn't be done. It was too heavy, too long, it burned too much fuel, and would cost too much to restore. But they were wrong. Union Pacific, B...
                              Jim

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