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

Postby Millhouse » Sat May 12, 2018 11:51 pm

Based on the way they brought 844 back to life, I'd say absolutely got a good feeling about this. We may see the 4014 moving under its own power a lot sooner than the Ogden deadline -- I would think they would want to be finished with break-in runs by the time of the event.

Just trying to imagine the traffic and crowds that thing is gonna draw in the early days.

What can I say... despite all the documenting posts I've made, I have actually been watching this with pure skepticism since they pulled it out of the Ponoma Fairgrounds. Believe-it-when-I-see-it kind of thing, for me. But unless something really unforeseen happens, I do believe they're going to pull this off, and on time.

Jim Boyd (RIP) was right when he said with his own unshakable faith that a 4000 would run again, in his "Like Mount Everest, because it's there." quote. He posted that once on the old Chaski board, and I didn't believe him. We got a smiley for the board that looks like a donkey? :wink:

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

Postby Mark D » Sun May 13, 2018 10:26 am

I'm 100% positive that they will have that engine running for the big show. I would also verbally wager that it will be done in time to get the bugs out of it and run it enough to be sure it will make it there.. and back.
This is the Union Pacific Railroad - and railway. They have the money, they have the desire and they have the means. It will be done.
So, Millhouse, are you going to go out and chase where possible and photograph at the ceremony?
I hope someone does.

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

Postby bobnsteam » Sun May 13, 2018 1:15 pm

Guys,
Anyone making plans for Ogden 2019?
Bob

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

Postby Mark D » Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 am

Not I. Can't afford to. Would otherwise.
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby SOO2719 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:58 am

I won't be able to make Ogden either, but I am wondering if the Spine Line can support a Big Boy. 3985 could use the line, so why not 4014? :D I guess I will wait for the Big Boy to come to me rather than vice versa.
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby bobnsteam » Wed May 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Tony,
What is the Spine Line?
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby SOO2719 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:25 pm

The Spine Line was once the Rock Island's north-south route to the Twin Cities from Iowa. Purchased by the Chicago and North Western after the Rock's untimely demise, the Spine today is operated by the Union Pacific and has hosted UP 3985 in 2002 and 2008.
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby bobnsteam » Fri May 18, 2018 3:29 pm

Gracias Tony!

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

Postby Charles T. McCullough » Fri May 18, 2018 4:55 pm

Looing at Google Earth with Railroads turned on... I see many possible tracks that might be the spine line. What cities/towns does it go through?
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby SOO2719 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:11 pm

The Spine runs through towns such as Albert Lea, Owatonna, and Faribault. North of Faribault, the Spine junctions with the old Milwaukee Road I & M Division, which it shares up to Rosemount, where the line diverges right to go to South St. Paul. There the Spine ends due to the Rock's swing bridge over Old Man River being long gone.
Does that help?
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby Charles T. McCullough » Fri May 18, 2018 8:15 pm

Yes, that helps, but what about in Iowa? Where does it start and what route does it follow. Does it originate (as a named route) south Iowa?
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Re: U.P. Steam Shop 4014 Update 05/07/2018 (see last page)

Postby Millhouse » Fri May 18, 2018 9:51 pm

Tony... the answer may lie in this question...did the Yellowstones run the Spine Line? ;)


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