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 Post subject: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:39 am 
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Coupled up and on the move. Coolest part? She still has her voice. :)

There's a couple videos up so far, but this is one of the better ones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjAMMq-y06o

There's just something that people love about seeing a piece of our heritage brought back to life. If no one was interested, would UP really have begun work on what so many called "impossible"? A lesson/encouragement to all rail museums out there: Be excited about what you get to do, and in so doing get other people excited too.

Classy, UP. Simply classy. :)

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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:38 am 
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Thanks for posting the news, Drew!

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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:43 am 

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Awesome video! I had to love a couple of the ironies, I'm sure intentional, but the UP lead unit numbered 4884, and the two or three "tugs" as the engineer had to keep throttling up to get enough force to get her going; definitely says something that 4014's "dead weight" alone. There'll definitely be some funny looks from drivers that see that passing along the way!


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:44 pm 

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when 765 was moved from Lawton park the pistons were still operable and it was whooshing all the way during the move.


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:01 pm 

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[quote="weekendrailroader"]..... Coolest part? She still has her voice. :)

Yes, I agree! But how is her voice activated without steam in her boiler?


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:09 pm 

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RichardWilliam wrote:
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..... Coolest part? She still has her voice. :)

Yes, I agree! But how is her voice activated without steam in her boiler?

You could either siphon some air from the brake lines, or the crew in the tender could have a small air compressor with them. Granted there would have to be some piping redone to make that possible, but it isn't improbable.

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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:16 pm 

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easier then you may think, because the Rail Giant's Museum already had the whistle plumbed up for compressor operation on the museum grounds.


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:19 pm 

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Yahoo actually posted an article on the big boy move. Kind of suprized that they made one.

http://news.yahoo.com/big-boy-locomotiv ... 12367.html


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:59 pm 

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RichardWilliam wrote:
weekendrailroader wrote:
..... Coolest part? She still has her voice. :)

Yes, I agree! But how is her voice activated without steam in her boiler?


the pistons suck air in thru the smokebox, when the valves move, they release the stored air, Whoosh, or maybe a kapow.


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:16 pm 

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The video shows that the piston rods have been removed from the 4014 for shipment, as should be done for any extended towing of a steamer cold.


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:38 pm 

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oh, just saw the video, they had the pistons disconnected, aha, prolly hooked air to the whistle. hehe, the Fort Wayne Railfan society did that years ago when the engine was still parked at Lawton Park for some event. You could pressurize the boiler with air also if there were no leaks.


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:41 pm 

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I just read an article that mentioned "some newer equipment that UP donated to the RailGiants Train Museum" that replaced 4014. Anyone know what specific equipment this is?


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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:20 pm 

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Chemungvalleyrail wrote:
I just read an article that mentioned "some newer equipment that UP donated to the RailGiants Train Museum" that replaced 4014. Anyone know what specific equipment this is?
The Union Pacific's press release issued on January 23 say this:
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Union Pacific also will deliver UP diesel locomotive No. 3105, a Union Pacific caboose and a Union Pacific boxcar to RailGiants Train Museum located at Fairplex on January 26. This donated equipment will contribute to the preservation and documentation of railroading underway at the museum.
Full Press release at:http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2014/0123_4014-colton.shtml

The press release page has a picture of bay-window caboose #UPP 24567.

The Southern California chapter R&LHS website for its "RailGiants Train Museum" provides this information on its page about the 4014:
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Union Pacific delivered SD40-2c locomotive U.P. #3105, caboose U.P.P. #24567, and insulated boxcar U.P. #453665 to the fairgrounds at 5:40am, on Sunday, January 26, 2014. These pieces of rolling-stock will eventually be located inside RailGiants Train Museum.

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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:23 pm 

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I understand that the SD-402c was required to be fully operational.

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 Post subject: Re: UP 4014 on the Rails Again
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:07 am 

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The 3105 can be seen running in this video around 7:25. It sounds rather tired to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyDXCkcN7bg


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