Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 under steam

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Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 under steam

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri May 03, 2019 8:06 am

UP 4014 is under Steam and made test runs this week. This is something 10 years ago I never thought would see a big boy running in my lifetime. No matter how you feel about steam programs and the foam that comes with it, this is an impressive feat.

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Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 under steam

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat May 04, 2019 1:31 am

Only downside is that for the next two weeks all we're going to see on Facebook is 4014...may have to duck out of a few groups for a bit and unfollow Trains Magazine...lol
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Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 under steam

Unread postby Ypsi » Mon May 06, 2019 8:27 pm

Judging by the photos/ videos the towns were stupid busy out west for this event.
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Re: Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 under steam

Unread postby hoborich » Mon May 06, 2019 9:28 pm

Glad to see it running again. But the Big Boys were freight locomotives.
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Big Boy 4014 restored to steaming again

Unread postby Garry K » Tue May 07, 2019 4:40 pm

The Detroit News has an article https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/07/big-boy-steam-locomotive-debuts/39457107/ about the Union Pacific's restoration of Big Boy 4014. Cool!

Also a Wikipedia article about that locomotive at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_4014.

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