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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

Vanman

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07/10/2019
This is such a cool accomplishment, that I too never thought I would see. Hope to see it in person some day. Maybe I'll still be in this wretched state of Ca when it comes here, so I can watch it climb the Cajon Pass. :D

BTW, they've not quite got the title of their article right- A "Train" consists of a Locomotive and Car(s) connected together and on a main track. :brows:

Keith
 

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BTW, they've not quite got the title of their article right- A "Train" consists of a Locomotive and Car(s) connected together and on a main track.

Keith, I have long given up on that argument. Most everyday folk wouldn't know the difference and don't seem to care.

Robert
 

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Ya know, I've seen a lot of old video of BB and it would seem piston packing was a weak spot on these engines. Lots of blow by in some of those old videos. Everything has a weak point doesn't it?

Robert
 
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Kinda bitter sweet Caser. 4014 comes at the expense of 3985. DDA40X 6936 and the UP E9 trio. I hope UP retains 3985. Some talk of it going to a museum. Still others speculate she will be scrapped. I believe the latter is bogus rumor mill crap.

Robert
 

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I stood next to a BigBoy at the Sacramento Railway Museum - never thought I'd see one running again. Hats off to all who took part in the restoration - what a beautiful locomotive! Hope to see it in person someday soon.
 

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Thanks for the info - I hope my Grandchildren in Tucson can see it. I sent them the schedule, thanks for posting it.
 
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