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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:07 pm 

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As far as I have heard, the 844 runs went off without encountering any significant problems.

What is the reaction to this event at RYPN?

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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:46 pm 

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Since the middle of July, 2 more employees have resigned.

Brings the crew turnover for the last 6 years to well over 220%.


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 Post subject: Re: They got the UP844 out of the shop...
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:47 pm 

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mjanssen wrote:
The first US steam locomotive to be re-qualified to a contemporary quality management system


No.

In spite of all the blather a year or two ago, there was NO QMS in force, especially not 6-Sigma.


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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:46 pm 

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Lincoln Penn wrote:
mjanssen wrote:
The first US steam locomotive to be re-qualified to a contemporary quality management system


No.

In spite of all the blather a year or two ago, there was NO QMS in force, especially not 6-Sigma.


I disagree.

Qualifications: Having a BBA, AS Railroad Operations, worked in the UP steam shop as a contractor for 5 years, interaction with UP corporate while leading the cosmetic restoration of 4023, experience with the UP management trainee program, as well as currently being a steam engine technical advisor for the largest oil and gas company in the world - and finally, having stopped by the steam shop last year, spoken to the man and seen it for myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:43 pm 

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It is highly unlikely, in my world, that drilling holes in staybolt caps to look for the telltale holes, ordering flues and tubes too short and specifying incorrect swedging diameter, not to mention sawing cab signal/ATC system cables in two rather than simply disconnecting them, qualifies as 6-Sygma.


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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:17 am 

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And what evidence is there of these claims....?

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 Post subject: Re: Told Ya So (UP 844)...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:03 pm 

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10stewi wrote:
And what evidence is there of these claims....?


Photos and videos posted on the unofficial UP steam facebook page, which is aided by the program manager,l though it is not a UP-site, per se.

There are also interviews with the manager and staff confirming these "claims", as you put them.

None of this is news, not is it secret. Little on this subject ends up on RyPN because it usually ends up with the thread being locked.


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