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by Junk_Man999
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alas, poor Union Pacific 3985
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Alas, poor Union Pacific 3985

The reality is that numbers are looking down in the railroad industry, and it looks bad when you keep spending millions on a steam program while also laying off large numbers of employees elsewhere.
by Junk_Man999
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

Re: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs

The 4014 came through my neck of the woods on Saturday, November 10th. That thing is a monster, for sure! https://youtu.be/ZvQc1NhiKic https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/74615531_2965366056826420_2915143283325796352_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmU6An1vaQx8wl7Lo4-Xpv5t3ImfivDTnc...
by Junk_Man999
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Roundhouse discussions
Topic: The Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 6
Views: 4461

Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald

On a lighter note, if any of you are interested in hearing what the Fitz's horns sounded like, they were actually quite ubiquitous on the great lakes. One surviving lakes steamer has an identical set.

https://youtu.be/EYYRLGPRDYY
by Junk_Man999
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PTC and Steam...why couldn't you??
Replies: 9
Views: 2094

Re: PTC and Steam...why couldn't you??

Would it be possible? Yes. Would it be difficult? Possibly, but unlikely. Would it be horrendously expensive? Most definitely. The actual computers operating this stuff aren't likely to be all that complex. Most of the cost that goes into automated systems like these is based on what most other part...
by Junk_Man999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whatere;d everyone go?
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Whatere;d everyone go?

Nothing much as of late. I'm waiting on 4014 to come to my neck of the woods. I'm also prepping for an antique engine show.
I'm gonna be going around to both in this old sled.
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by Junk_Man999
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 31
Views: 8337

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

Just saw this on Facebook. Wow, what a shot! https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67278888_2459984407395953_740089316834803712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQkmxrqOXWo_xcKiVsoO9wY01t5hzl8mrKKMSZzMmQouLJdFTXdn6QajCSf9CmeJ0hY&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=57d842375f7116e51dd96014729243...
by Junk_Man999
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

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

I saw this neat clip. The fire department in a small Nebraska town puts on a show for the 4014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cexcjsDo4Q
by Junk_Man999
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 31
Views: 8337

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

Because Union Pacific has enough lawyers, money, and lobbyists to brute force their will upon the government, like most large corporations.
by Junk_Man999
Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locomotive that was Restored, but Never Run, Part II
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Locomotive that was Restored, but Never Run, Part II

Sorry, but looking at the pics, it has sat out long enough to need considerable work. It's not worth anywhere near the asking price. The boiler on its own pretty much has to be gone through again to be recertified.
by Junk_Man999
Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

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

Yeah, some of the stuff said about him was just plain ridiculous. I did personally question the need to do additional work on 844, but once I saw the stuff that was wrong with her, I was shocked she was allowed to run at all. Previous steam crews really did operate under a "fly by the seat of y...
by Junk_Man999
Wed May 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs
Replies: 26
Views: 7276

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

From what I remember hearing, they just didn't get the gland packing set quite right on 4014 and ran out of time. In general, their ability to prepare was severely hampered by trying to get the Big Boy together at the last minute. This is basically the break-in run for the old girl; they only ran so...
by Junk_Man999
Fri May 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 Out On The Main
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

4014 Out On The Main

I saw this video today. Union Pacific's #4014 managed to 'sneak' out last evening for a test run. Apparently they managed to get to Nunn, Colorado before she stopped and had to be drug back. They never did reach the wye. As best as I can understand, it seems they were having problems with the revers...
by Junk_Man999
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something a little different...
Replies: 7
Views: 2964

Re: Something a little different...

USAGE
- This model was designed for use as a real-time asset in a Film and TV production.
- This model is suitable for use in broadcast, high-res film close-up, advertising, design visualization.


It says it in the description. ^
Very highly detailed, although a little too "nice" looking.
by Junk_Man999
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page
Replies: 20
Views: 7095

Re: Save the L & A 503 steam locomotive on GoFundMe page

I'm not really surprised that people around there are being stupid. Most of them sing to the alma mater of Duelin' Banjos University.

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