Big Boy

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Mr Ron
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Big Boy

Post by Mr Ron » Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:28 pm

I just came back from New Orleans after seeing 4014, 4884 big boy. I was able to stand trackside and watch the hugh locomotive roll past. I can't begin to tell you how much emotion that stirred up. I don't think I will ever be the same. It was good to see so many people turned out to see it. That is a true American treasure if ever there was one.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

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BigDumbDinosaur
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Re: Big Boy

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:05 pm

Mr Ron wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:28 pm
I just came back from New Orleans after seeing 4014, 4884 big boy. I was able to stand trackside and watch the hugh locomotive roll past. I can't begin to tell you how much emotion that stirred up. I don't think I will ever be the same. It was good to see so many people turned out to see it. That is a true American treasure if ever there was one.
In a way, it's saddening to see those smoke-belching monsters in action. They are products of American industrial might...back when we had it. Nowadays, the USA probably couldn't produce the piping on the boiler backhead. Too many takers and not enough makers.
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EnidPuceflange
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Re: Big Boy

Post by EnidPuceflange » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:56 pm

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:05 pm
In a way, it's saddening to see those smoke-belching monsters in action. They are products of American industrial might...back when we had it. Nowadays, the USA probably couldn't produce the piping on the boiler backhead. Too many takers and not enough makers.
If you are ever in Louisville Ky, PM me and I'll show you round the plant we have here. American manufacturing is alive and well thank you.

ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES
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Re: Big Boy

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:22 pm

Apparently he hasn't watched any of the videos on restoring the big boy and the number of Parts they had to fabricate sorry but this country still has the ability to build brand new steam locomotives today there are a few in the works?

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