Search found 386 matches

by SOO2719
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs and Trip to Ogden
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs and Trip to Ogden

5/4/19 Pacing video out of Laramie and into Rawlins. https://youtu.be/89F2phsZpi4?t=1 This video, with the sound muted, goes great with the Jackie Wilson tune "Higher And Higher"--well, at least for me. :D Big steam set to good music is very good for your emotional health, my friends.
by SOO2719
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

Union Pacific just announced the schedule: https://www.up.com/media/releases/190613-big-boy-4014-midwest.htm?fbclid=IwAR1IbpBXYRFihoKRNaoD-pVbxIAUj2T1OzN21uzn18IYPsK_T0-unIXCfvA Oh man, this is gonna be something! :D I am going to intercept 4014 at Faribault and follow her into town. Anyone want to ...
by SOO2719
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

I cannot afford to hire a blimp, but I can think of something. Heck, the 3985 did not have crowds everywhere when she visited the Cities in 2008, so why should the 4014 be any different? I would love to first see the 4014 in Faribault, hometown of my good friend and fellow railfan John C. Luecke and...
by SOO2719
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

I am excited to see the Big Boy, but I am also wary of the crowds that will be out to see 4014. What's a railfan gotta do to get a quiet spot to see the Big Boy? Sheesh.
Yes, I am not one for crowds.
by SOO2719
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

Good God Almighty... I hope I have a new(ish) car by then. A Big Boy on the North Shore, land of the Yellowstone? This I have got to see.
by SOO2719
Tue May 21, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum in California
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Skookum in California

Trains says nothing about Skookum's ultimate home, confound them.
Maybe Skookum's owner plans to move the engine from railroad to railroad in the warmer months and keep it at his place in the off season?
by SOO2719
Tue May 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Big Boy Back to Normal for Steam
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: After Big Boy Back to Normal for Steam

You folks will have a Milwaukee Road E-unit on the other end for the June trips, not a T.C.& W. one, so there is that to look forward to.
As for the Big Boy? Oh man, please Uncle Pete, please send her to Gopher Land!
by SOO2719
Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was 150 Years Ago...
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: It was 150 Years Ago...

I meant to post this last Friday but had no time until now, so here goes: Francis Bret Harte. 1839–1902 What the Engines Said Opening of the Pacific Railroad WHAT was it the Engines said, Pilots touching,—head to head Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back? This is what the Engine...
by SOO2719
Mon May 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southwest LRT Construction Has Begun
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Southwest LRT Construction Has Begun

Twin Cities and Western sure is going to net some fine "one-time" revenue from shipments of continuous welded rail for the Southwest LRT. Boy oh boy, will they ever: https://kstp.com/news/rails-for-southtwest-ligh-rail-swlrt-project-arrive-st-louis-park-met-metro-council-/5351514/
by SOO2719
Fri May 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was 150 Years Ago...
Replies: 1
Views: 165

It was 150 Years Ago...

,,,when the Union and the Central met today. Happy Golden Spike day, my friends. :D https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/East_and_West_Shaking_hands_at_the_laying_of_last_rail_Union_Pacific_Railroad_-_Restoration.jpg/1009px-East_and_West_Shaking_hands_at_the_laying_of_last_rail_...
by SOO2719
Fri May 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day

Charles, how come there is doubt as to exactly where the golden spikes (yes, there were two, not one, plus a combo silver-gold spike, all driven in a tie of California laurel with holes augerd for ease of driving) were driven?
by SOO2719
Wed May 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day

According to the article I read in Trains , Central Pacific crews used up all the ties they had on hand to finish ten miles of track in one day. Quite amazing. Sadly, Promontory was snipped from the national rail network early in the 20th Century, when the Southern Pacific built the Lucian Cutoff ac...
by SOO2719
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day
Replies: 9
Views: 456

150 Years Ago: Ten Miles Of Track Built In One Day

On this day in 1869, Central Pacific track crews built ten miles of track in one day as the CP headed for its union with the Union Pacific.
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: 648

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.

Go to advanced search