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by bobnsteam
Thu May 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceremonial dignitary hoopla at Ogden.
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Ceremonial dignitary hoopla at Ogden.

Guys,
I thought the UP restoring team was slighted not even being mentioned.
Bob
by bobnsteam
Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest from Cheyenne?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Latest from Cheyenne?

Guys,
4014 Underway?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steve Lee and 4014.
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Steve Lee and 4014.

Guys,
A number of years ago Steve Lee was sort of negative on restoring a 4000 saying it wasn't in the cards.
I wonder if he drops by the steam shop occasionally these days to admire what's going on?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water for 4014?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Water for 4014?

Guys,
Since water towers no longer exist how will they supply water for 4014's journey West and return?.
Bob
by bobnsteam
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Amtrak/CSX tradegy in South Carolina
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Recent Amtrak/CSX tradegy in South Carolina

On CBS 60 Minutes the conductor was lamenting his firing by CSX. The engineer was fired too.
The conductor said it was the responsibility of the engineer to re-align the switch and he was
assured this was done. Aside from PTC shouldn't this have been prevented somehow?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)

A belated thanks for your 4014 updates. Truly appreciated Fitz. Can't wait for it to happen.
Bob
by bobnsteam
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Explosive packets
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Explosive packets

Thanks guys for the posts, torpedos right. Trains magazine editor sent me video source.
WWW.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb15YI8i1SE
by bobnsteam
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Explosive packets
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Explosive packets

Guys,
A friend from Mexico tells me rail personnel in Mexico place thin explosive packets on rails
that explode on wheel contact. Anyone ever hear of this practice? For what purpose?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amtrak
Replies: 13
Views: 2636

Re: Amtrak

Guys, Thanks for your posts about Amtrak and the Empire Builder. I've ridden the Empire Builder three times from Portland to Whitefish, Montana (visit daughter) without a hitch. I've read about not keeping schedules due to your remarks about freight traffic and such. Every time I book the train I'm ...
by bobnsteam
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Be the Engineer
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

Be the Engineer

Guys,
The Nevada Northern Railway out of Ely, Nevada offers a hands on throttle experience
controlling a steam locomotive running on their mainline. Might be a neat experience.
But I suspect some of you have already done something similar?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP tracks
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

Re: UP tracks

Guys,
Nice posts. Can 4014 travel on all tracks and bridges due to its weight?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP tracks
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

UP tracks

Guys,
Does UP run its steam exclusively on UP tracks? Insurance liability issues?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

Guys,
Since Amtrak uses BNSF tracks (Chicago-Seattle) would PTC be operational now on Amtrak?
Bob
by bobnsteam
Wed May 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)
Replies: 41
Views: 9208

Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Tony,
What is the Spine Line?
Bob

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