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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:27 pm 

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You beat me to it!! I'll delete mine then.

But out of curiosity, what will Pomona be getting in return? Anybody know?

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:29 pm 

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1.) I must save for a trip out west.

2.) Must add things to bucket list, several have been crossed off (steam on horseshoe) and a couple threaten to be (611, 4014), don't want to tempt fate.

Maybe I'll pick something really ridiculous, like see a Concord fly again.

and now, back to the happy happy joy joy thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:31 pm 

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OK let me go back and find all those posts where the "experts" claimed profusely that the UP would never return a Big Boy to operation.

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:36 pm 

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I don't know if I ever uttered it publicly, but I'd have bet my backside on never and man, and I sure love being wrong.

I'll have the extra large serving of crow now. No problem eating that when dessert is this theobroma.


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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:41 pm 

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Hot Metal wrote:
OK let me go back and find all those posts where the "experts" claimed profusely that the UP would never return a Big Boy to operation.


I'm not sure we're there yet -- key words in the PR are 'operating condition'

and then comes the question, where could the run (and turn) it?

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:45 pm 

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I'm not sure we're there yet -- key words in the PR are 'operating condition'

and then comes the question, where could the run (and turn) it?


I seriously suspect UP would have thoroughly considered those points before committing to such an undertaking.

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:52 pm 

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Heh, looks like I may have to make a quick trip down to Cheyenne from Bozo in the next few years....

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:54 pm 

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Ronald Reagan's statement "Never say Never" keeps being true. I've got to update my bucket list!
Since U.P. is getting the 4014 I'm sure that things will start happening soon.
Could this be the year when 2 Big Boys ride the rails again? 4014 & 4018.

Don't the fellas in Pomona have the brakes working on the engine already?

Alan W.


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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:03 pm 

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Reading 900 wrote:
Could this be the year when 2 Big Boys ride the rails again? 4014 & 4018.

Alan W.


Since when is 4018 being restored?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:04 pm 

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I never thought it would happen. Good for them. I hope they get all the support from every one to make it work.

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
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...and in other news the temperature in Hell today dropped to near 32º fahrenheit.

#4018 is not being restored, but she is "riding the (mainline) rails" on her way to the new museum in Frisco, TX.

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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:37 pm 

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John Mastrobuoni from Prescott, Ariz., said the Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is eager to find out if the railroad can meet its requirement that a replacement piece take the place of the Big Boy at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona.


Any thoughts on which locomotive might replace 4014 at Pomona?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:56 pm 

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UP 3985?


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 Post subject: Re: Union Pacific Acquires Big Boy 4014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:59 pm 
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John Mastrobuoni from Prescott, Ariz., said the Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is eager to find out if the railroad can meet its requirement that a replacement piece take the place of the Big Boy at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona.


Any thoughts on which locomotive might replace 4014 at Pomona?


UP 2-10-2 5511?

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