UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

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UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by chucketn » Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Union Pacific Big Boy first steam up and whistle blow...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWpODg11xkI

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Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by spro » Sat May 04, 2019 2:38 am

This video is really impressive. Every so often, really cool, steam information drops into the General Discussion. This is a Super engine of immense power. Every part is work and the men who revived and maintained it, are deserving of salutes. !
The thing is; I could have said better 5 hours ago. A friend called and I deleted/ logged out. I mentioned the Bigboy 4014 and he was in tune with that. He mentioned the frame was articulated to comply with the relatively tighter track bends.

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Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by Harold_V » Sat May 04, 2019 5:02 am

A few minutes of the Big Boy's first trip away from the yard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0iUMDCkzc

Enjoy!

H
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Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by NP317 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:16 am

Amazing to see #4014 running. I never thought I'd see one of the 8 surviving Big Boys in steam!
Steam Heaven!!!

Also this year the smallest surviving Baldwin Mallet (compound-articulated) locomotive steamed again after a 15 year resurrection.
The 2-4-4-2 Skookum!
Restored in Garibaldi, on the Oregon Tillamook coast, it will soon be moved to the California Niles Canyon RR Museum.

What a year for steam!
~RN
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Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by choprboy » Sat May 04, 2019 12:08 pm

A longer video with 4014 first trip in the yard and out to CO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR7Q27cIEvo

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Re: UP Bigboy 4014 first steam and whistle

Post by spro » Sat May 04, 2019 1:44 pm

YES! I just watched all 36 mins of it. It came up right after the link H provided. Super.

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