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Author:  Trevor Heath [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Recent images of the UP 844

Images taken on October 16th 2015 by Michael Tolich GM of Main Line Steam in New Zealand, while on vacation.

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Author:  softwerkslex [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:43 pm ]
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Shiny!

Author:  Frisco1522 [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:07 pm ]
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I thought it was supposed to be fired up this month. That was the word from one of the tours.
Lot of staybolts need be installed plus all the tubes/flues. Wonder if the door sheet is in yet?

Author:  tomgears [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:51 am ]
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Predicting the completion date of a steam locomotive restoration is about as easy as picking the winning lottery numbers. If we could do the second we'd have more of the first.

Author:  Emmo213 [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:03 am ]
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Looks pretty similar to pictures posted from awhile ago.

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:30 am ]
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Give them the time to complete this part of the mission. It's not like they are turning out rebuilt locomotives en mass.

Author:  Frisco1522 [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:24 pm ]
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Well Richard, they have had almost 4 years to do it. I'm not going to bring up the 611. Just sayin.

Author:  QJdriver [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:53 pm ]
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Everybody is a hero in somebody else's situation.

One OTHER thing we know for certain is that nobody has provided more big time steam entertainment, for more people, for free, than Uncle Pete.

Even though I'm retired from BN, I feel very lucky to live by the UP main. THANK YOU UNION PACIFIC, and best of luck with 844. Porter #6 and I will be ready for you next time you pass through Strasburg, Colorado.

Author:  TimReynolds [ Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:16 pm ]
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Any time I look at a loco with clean staybolt caps I wonder if there has ever been an attempt to develop an insulation that could be "molded" to fit all of that yet removable and reusable. Yeah I know once you get to lagging material the cost is de minimis - just a curiosity of mine. (Lordy lagging is a messy thing to put on and take back off)

Author:  Frisco1522 [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:30 am ]
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I have to wonder why all of the staybolt caps were replaced? That would be an interesting story in itself. But then there are a lot of things in there that I'm curious about.

Author:  mldeets [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:54 pm ]
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tomgears wrote:
Predicting the completion date of a steam locomotive restoration is about as easy as picking the winning lottery numbers. If we could do the second we'd have more of the first.


Tom - WONDERFULLY eloquent and painfully accurate!

Trevor - Thanks for posting the photos.

mld

Author:  Richard Glueck [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:14 pm ]
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Absolutely agreed.

Author:  QJdriver [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:49 pm ]
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You're not going to get any argument from me, Mr Moderator, you just did what needed to be done. All I wanted was for the mud slinging to stop.

Brother Dickens isn't the only lucky one, there are plenty of times in the past that the same action should have been taken, or taken sooner. I sure hope in the future that the policy of no personal attacks on RyPN will be consistantly applied, no matter who is involved, or who is right, or who is wrong.

Hume Kading intended for this site to be about railroad preservation when he founded it. Thanks to our many worthwhile members who actually use it for that purpose.

Take Care & WORK SAFE

Author:  QJdriver [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:52 pm ]
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Thank you, Jeff, I had no idea what that gizmo was, and I will be happy to give it a try next time instead of escalating an unpleasant exchange.

Author:  Donald Cormack [ Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:41 am ]
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Jeff Lisowski wrote:
RYPN is a valuable tool to gain knowledge from.


Piggy backing off that phrase, I stand by my original post asking about Ed's accomplishments. I asked because I don't know a.k.a gaining knowledge. CLEARLY, nobody took the time to read it.

Most in a position such as his in this industry have a well-known list of accomplishments and I'm ignorant to Mr. Dickens'. One normally will pose questions toward subjects they're unaware about. It was, as I stated, a 100% genuine question that was deleted by the moderators reasons unknown to me. My post was in no way aimed at starting a catfight amongst those in this forum. Quite frankly, I find it completely pathetic RYPN has degraded to the point where certain folks can't ask questions because it somehow offends other members.

DC

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