It is currently Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 91 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:09 am 

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 am
Posts: 66
Location: Illinois
It was fun watching the move and all the great coverage. Jim did an excellent job out there...so did the UP.

_________________
Chris


The Norfolk & Western...home of the A's,Y's,M's,K's and the Mighty J's....well done Roanoke....well done.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:12 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Posts: 137
Here's another video, posted by Union Pacific on YouTube, on December 2nd:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI8Oz7PuOfc


This latest Big Boy flick focuses on the track panels & shows the work through Nov 17th.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:18 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 am
Posts: 66
Location: Illinois
It wasn't easy but the UP guys sure made it look that way. It will be interesting to watch them cut in to Metrolink and get out on to live track.

_________________
Chris


The Norfolk & Western...home of the A's,Y's,M's,K's and the Mighty J's....well done Roanoke....well done.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:03 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Posts: 137
Though not a UP video, I thought this YouTube was worth linking here (it shows 4014 nearing the fence on November 22nd; it's the fastest I've seen 4014 move in any of the videos posted thus far):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQLHUEPawHU


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:15 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Posts: 137
Does 4014 deserve a ballad? Well, it has one courtesy of the AltarBillies' "Ballad of the Big Boy":


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHzN7UCjki8


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:50 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Posts: 137
Here's the newest UP official video in which Mr. Dickens updates efforts through December 12th:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F00-IJ2pLnk


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:44 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 am
Posts: 66
Location: Illinois
Definitely a lot of work they have done out there.

_________________
Chris


The Norfolk & Western...home of the A's,Y's,M's,K's and the Mighty J's....well done Roanoke....well done.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:07 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:03 pm
Posts: 140
Location: Pennsylvania
Another update...well kind of.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWLn5kF2C4


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:32 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:46 pm
Posts: 1974
Location: Pac NW, via North Florida
So, they traded a 4-8-8-4 in halfway decent shape for a SD?
Wow, I wish I had trading skills like that!

_________________
Lee Bishop


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:59 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:47 pm
Posts: 482
p51 wrote:
So, they traded a 4-8-8-4 in halfway decent shape for a SD?
Wow, I wish I had trading skills like that!


That's what I said. An SD and a caboose for a 4-8-8-4. What a trade.

_________________
Mark Z. Yerkes
Amateur Rail Historian


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:09 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:45 pm
Posts: 257
Mark Z. Yerkes wrote:
p51 wrote:
So, they traded a 4-8-8-4 in halfway decent shape for a SD?
Wow, I wish I had trading skills like that!


That's what I said. An SD and a caboose for a 4-8-8-4. What a trade.



Remember the P.R. angle of: "See that huge engine racing by? We took care of it for 52 years and that's why it can run today."

Any museum that has such an artifact should look at the P.R. side of trades that outside parties request. You can still say "No, it is part of our permanent collection, and is not for trade" or "This piece is integral to our primary displays/mission statement, and is therefore not available.", just look before you say no.

_________________
Restoring MILW X-5000: The Milwaukee Road's Dynamometer car

Restoration website


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:43 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:14 pm
Posts: 72
I actually think the trade was a decent idea. What can children of today relate to? What do they see every day? Yes, a Big Boy brings a sense of pride and awe to people, but whats better to bring that, sitting in a museum, cold and dead, or running out on the road for all to see. Children today see SD-40's every day, its one of the more common types of power, so they can relate and connect to it. Like it or not, diesel preservation is what is going to bring the current generation of railfan's to museums, they grew up around diesel, not steam.

And of course if nothing is done to preserve modern diesels, some of the examples are actually getting up there in years anyway, there won't be any left in the future, so its time to think about whats worth saving now, rather then wait till its too late.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:44 am 

Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Posts: 137
The Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society will also receive the proceeds of a 4014 California excursion which could end up netting the Chapter several hundred thousand dollars. When this is figured into the trade, the 4014 trade appears to be equitable to both the UP and the Chapter.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:35 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:19 am
Posts: 5475
Location: southeastern USA
Tails wrote:
What can children of today relate to? What do they see every day?


A blue 0-6-0T with a big smiley face. "Diesels" become a generic category since the differences between modern diesels are not as visually obvious as those between steam locomotives. A SD whatever and a GP whatever are differentially indistinguishable to children....and rightly so.

dave

_________________
Santayana: "He who does not remember the past is condemned to repeat it."
Corollary: "He who does is doomed to watch those who don't repeat it anyway."


Online
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Official UP 4014 Video Updates
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:43 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:14 pm
Posts: 72
quite frankly, if that blue 0-6-0T with the smiley face get kids into this, and makes them want to be an engineer, so be it. Honestly that's what got me started about 20 years ago, and now I work with steam for a living. And I can thank that little blue 0-6-0T for implanting the dream


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 91 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Crescent-Zephyr, Dave, Edd Fuller, Google [Bot], Kelly Anderson and 55 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: