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by SOO2719
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

But what average John or Jane Q. Railfan has three grand to spare for such an excursion? I sure don't.
by SOO2719
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: It looks like the Soo Line 2719 will stay in Duluth for now

2719 ran on the Wisconsin Central, while the Soo Line 1003 has found a haven on the Wisconsin and Southern (confound you, Canadian National...) Still, this is good news. I hope Eau Claire works out a lease arrangement with the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
by SOO2719
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Big Boy Excursion Tickets Are Available, And They Ain't Cheap

Article is not behind paywall:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/04/12-big-boy-excursion-tickets-details-3000-for-coach-5000-for-dome

The coach seating had better be exceptional for a passenger to pony up three grand for a coach seat.
by SOO2719
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water for 4014?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Water for 4014?

They will doubtless have a "canteen" car or two along as well.
by SOO2719
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Union Pacific Has Applied For PTC Waviers For Its Steam Engines
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: Union Pacific Has Applied For PTC Waviers For Its Steam Engines

Unfortunately, Mark, I think this can only apply to Union Pacific, since they own not only their steam engines but also the lines they operate on. Outside groups like the Friends of the 261, while they own their engines, do not own the lines they operate on. Does that make sense?
by SOO2719
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 Schedule Article for 2019, Trains Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: 4014 Schedule Article for 2019, Trains Magazine

Mark, I was referring to the old Rock Island Spine Line, which runs from the Iowa border to Albert Lea to St. Paul in Minnesota, and the old Omaha Road's main line, which runs from St. Paul to Mankato and points southwest in MN. Both were long owned by the Chicago and North Western before Union Paci...
by SOO2719
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 Schedule Article for 2019, Trains Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 1307

Re: 4014 Schedule Article for 2019, Trains Magazine

Robert, could the 4014 even traverse the old Rock Island and Omaha? I would hope so, but the "Big" in "Big Boy" might nix that.
Darn it Uncle Pete, couldn't you have upgraded all of the old Chicago and North Western to accept your steam fleet when you bought the C&NW in 1995?
by SOO2719
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C&TS video on NatGeo
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: C&TS video on NatGeo

I was very impressed by this little production, and the life lessons Mr. Bush imparted. I was particularly struck by his decision to get involved with the Cumbres & Toltec after breaking his hip in his twenties, realizing "You do not have to be old to be dead," and that it was high tim...
by SOO2719
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Denver Post Has Cancelled Its Frontier Days Train
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: The Denver Post Has Cancelled Its Frontier Days Train

I am afraid I have no specifics, but I wager the Golden Spike 150th has a lot to do with Union Pacific's passenger car fleet being needed for other trips, especially with Big Boy 4014 making her debut this year in honor of the Golden Spike turning 150.
by SOO2719
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Denver Post Has Cancelled Its Frontier Days Train
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: The Denver Post Has Cancelled Its Frontier Days Train

No speculation has come out so far, Millhouse, but a Denver news station asked Union Pacific for comment. Their reply is informative regarding their steam plans for 2019:

https://www.kgwn.tv/content/news/Denver-Post-Cheyenne-Frontier-Days-Train-to-stop-running-504705541.html
by SOO2719
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Friends of the 261 is Acquiring A Milwaukee Road E9

Article not behind paywall:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/01/11-friends-of-the-261-acquiring-milwaukee-road-e9

Will this E-unit help the Friends open up new excursion markets?
by SOO2719
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

The Indiana Transportation Museum Just Can't Get A Break

The Indiana Transportation Museum sure has had a cursed year (article not behind paywall): http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/14-monons-first-diesel-decapitated-in-trucking-accident This SW1 was the first diesel the Monon bought. Hurts to see her in such shape if you ask me. Hope they repa...

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