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Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« on: May 08, 2019, 09:57:13 PM »
The 4014 "Big Boy" is a massive locomotive, virtually 2 in one.  It was recently restored from a display engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgH3pT4IH0
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 11:27:08 PM »
Great to see these old engines back in service!   We continue to move away from machinery that seems alive - lots of noise, personality, maintenance and, unfortunately, emissions.  But those awesome machines need to be preserved as living history..  Thanks for posting!
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 08:01:01 AM »
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 10:49:30 AM »
I was watching trains on you tube the other day, and saw that video come up. Those were monster machines, it must have been a huge undertaking to get that fully functional again.
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 10:53:01 AM »
Bet it was like our phones though, a labor of love.   :)
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 12:47:45 PM »
I'm a huge fan of Trains. I collect and restore old Marx trains.

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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 01:28:28 PM »
Here is where they moved it out of it's "final" resting place to begin it's move to Cheyenne, Wyoming to start it's restoration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsZGWn_bPPE
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 07:49:01 PM »
Here it is moving north through Utah and into Wyoming.  Some good detail shots and it cuts loose with the whistle around 5.46.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh6RP_QSq0Y
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Re: Union Pacific #4014 and #844 Steam Locomotives
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 09:10:27 PM »
Here is a Union Pacific promo film showing the development of the Big Boy Locomotives and some color footage of them in service.  They mention that one of them could draw a train of 5 1/2 miles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXcD6ZdPR9k
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