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 Post subject: No. 4449's Turn
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:22 pm 

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First it was the 4014 in Popular Mechanics, and now it's 4449:

What is it about any publicity being good publicity? Actually it's good for enthusiasm, and some great details on the history, but darn it, can't the writers and editors get the terminology right?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/techno ... ass-train/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:20 am 

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The southern pacific was not an all oil burning RR when 4449 was built. Can you say Rio Gramde or Tucson Division?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 am 

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Robby Peartree wrote:
The southern pacific was not an all oil burning RR when 4449 was built. Can you say Rio Gramde or Tucson Division?

Robby Peartree


Not only that, the article says the restoration for the Freedom Train was done in a BN's Hoyt Street roundhouse, but for that to have happened the BN would have to have been created roughly two decades before it really was,

Nothing like rewriting history, ala George Orwell !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:27 am 

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That part they got right- BN was formed in Spring 1970.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:20 pm 

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Heavenrich wrote:
Robby Peartree wrote:
The southern pacific was not an all oil burning RR when 4449 was built. Can you say Rio Gramde or Tucson Division?

Robby Peartree


Not only that, the article says the restoration for the Freedom Train was done in a BN's Hoyt Street roundhouse, but for that to have happened the BN would have to have been created roughly two decades before it really was,

Nothing like rewriting history, ala George Orwell !!!

Bob H


You are thinking of BNSF.

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 Post subject: Re: No. 4449's Turn
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 pm 

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Weighs in at a whopping 433 tons, the article says!


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