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by SOO2719
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for 4014 Videos - First Runs, Trip to Ogden and all 2019 Runs
Replies: 24
Views: 1436

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

City of Farmington put out an interesting video which shows Ed and the crew waving the crowd back from the old Rock Island/Milwaukee Road tracks: https://www.facebook.com/CityofFmgtn/videos/1296281053871392/ I briefly paused in Farmington, but I could not get 25 feet back from the tracks as per Unio...
by SOO2719
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Big Boy On The Spine Line
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: A Big Boy On The Spine Line

My last shot of the run was south of Rosemount, on what was once joint Rock Island/Milwakee Road trackage.

Big Boy at Rosemount MN 7 17 2019.JPG
by SOO2719
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Big Boy On The Spine Line
Replies: 2
Views: 85

A Big Boy On The Spine Line

Here are some scenes from Faribault this past Wednesday. The 4014 charges out from underneath "the viaduct" in downtown Faribault. UP 4014 Faribault 7 17 2019.JPG 4014 rolls north towards the old Rock Island depot (just out of view to the left) and the Straight River bridge in downtown Far...
by SOO2719
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got steam cleaned by the 4014 today.
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: I got steam cleaned by the 4014 today.

Man... Somebody thought they were Pesquet from The Train or something. Hope you didn't get hurt.
by SOO2719
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds

"Cooper ratings"?
by SOO2719
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Why The Spine Line Can Handle Articulateds

Hey all: I learned recently that the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range would lease their Yellowstones out to the Rio Grande (?) during the winter months, and those babies would head for Colorado via the Rock Island Spine Line! So this is why the likes of UP 3985 and, soon, 4014, can traverse that route.
by SOO2719
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracking The 4014
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Tracking The 4014

Union Pacific has a place on their website where you can track the 4014:

https://www.up.com/forms/steam-trace.cfm

You can also review the Big Boy's scheduled route too.
Good stuff! :D
by SOO2719
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: Big Boy IS going to Duluth this July

I just checked U.P.s locomotive tracker for the BIg Boy, and you can trace 4014's projected route on it too. When Ed D. and company take her from St. Paul to Duluth, she is routed right by the 261 shop ! She will also chug through East Minneapolis Yard, a place I once fondly watched the Chicago and ...
by SOO2719
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding

Jim Wrinn reports from Trains Magazine's Facebook page: "Looks like 10 am departure from North Platte for UP 4014."
by SOO2719
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding

They must have some "flex" built into their schedule, don't they?
Update Yes they do have "flex" in their schedule: their first event is not until July 13-14, giving them 48 hours leeway.
Weather is still a royal pain this year, but there is hope yet for the Big Boy.
by SOO2719
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: 4014 trip delayed due to flooding

There goes their schedule--or not? (Sigh) Curse this rainy weather.
by SOO2719
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving Big Boy 4012
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Moving Big Boy 4012

Well, Mark, they got 4012 to Scranton without incident. In fact, they even posed her atop the grand viaduct the Lackawanna built in Scranton before moving 4012 down into town. https://storage.googleapis.com/hippostcard/p/02e1cb89d39857877295aad00775f663.jpg Who would have guessed a Big Boy would eve...
by SOO2719
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving Big Boy 4012
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Moving Big Boy 4012

Probably not, Fitz. Those were the days, no?

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