Big Boy on the move again

Big Boy on the move again

Postby Rich1853 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:50 am

Leaving Cheyenne, WY May04,2019 after the 9:30 AM MDT christening ceremony at the historic Cheyenne Depot on the way to Ogden, UT
https://www.google.com/amp/s/jalopnik.c ... 476351/amp
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And test run video released today May03,2019
https://www.google.com/amp/s/jalopnik.c ... 509725/amp

Real time GPS tracking
https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/index.htm
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby MacG » Sat May 04, 2019 3:23 pm

Laramie WY arrived 35 minutes late.

4014 and 844.jpg

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Trains Magazine streams the ride partly live on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/TrainsMagazine

The Union Pacific probably just the celebrations on May 09.
https://www.facebook.com/unionpacific

Here is a video of the test run. In the beginning, 4014 is united with its tender in the picture. He is currently running with the tender of 3985.
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby krokodil » Sun May 05, 2019 4:05 am

I hope I will get once a chance to see the Big Boy in operation. I saw all but two machines around US, 4014 was also one of those I never saw... :-)
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:42 am

Big Boy 4014 is scheduled to be in Duluth, MN (about 2.5 hours from where my new farm is located) on the 20th and 21st of July, 2019. https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... it-in-july
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:18 pm

Damn I saw "Duluth" and thought it would be Ga. oh well.


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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:02 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Damn I saw "Duluth" and thought it would be Ga. oh well.


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I will be sure to take pictures of 4014, hopefully with some TT scale equipment.
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby Rich1853 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:29 am

I saw this on this morning (07/18) Google internet news.
I'm sure you are following this AstroGoat760
https://amp.kstp.com/articles/big-boy-l ... 26596.html
And on to Duluth MN
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby MacG » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:37 am

This weekend he meets in Duluth the big 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone. Have a look at Trains.com.

Next destinations are in Wisconsin and Illinois. See the UP Steam Schedule of the "The Great Race Across the Midwest".
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Re: Big Boy on the move again

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:05 pm

Rich1853 wrote:I saw this on this morning (07/18) Google internet news.
I'm sure you are following this AstroGoat760
https://amp.kstp.com/articles/big-boy-l ... 26596.html
And on to Duluth MN

I am indeed keeping an eye on that news.
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