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Offline Zoro

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Got steam?
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:07:12 PM »
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 10:38:54 PM »
Very cool pic, maybe this will be an EOM category someday?

Thanks for sharing, I love steam engines, drag the family out to everyone of them I can find running so we can take a ride or visit a train museum

Nothin like the sound of a steam engine or especially a steam whistle!
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 10:39:42 PM »
Nothin like the sound of a steam engine or especially a steam whistle!

Amen!
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 10:42:32 PM »
Awesome pic!
They even look alike (silver & black)!  ;)
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 11:02:01 PM »
That train looks really cool sitting next to the Eagle   ;)
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 11:15:06 PM »
The steam locomotive is a Union Pacific "Big Boy". There were 25 of these monsters built between 1941 and 1944, all of them for the Union Pacific. Last I knew there were eight surviving Big Boys; none are currently in operating condition.

As to where the Eagle is, this locomotive is #4012, and it's at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. So I'm guessing that's also where the Eagle is. :eagle:
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 03:46:08 PM »
The steam locomotive is a Union Pacific "Big Boy". There were 25 of these monsters built between 1941 and 1944, all of them for the Union Pacific. Last I knew there were eight surviving Big Boys; none are currently in operating condition.

As to where the Eagle is, this locomotive is #4012, and it's at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. So I'm guessing that's also where the Eagle is. :eagle:

DING DING DING we have a winner!
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2013, 06:28:58 AM »
Eggs for the pic, Zoro!
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2013, 07:32:07 PM »
The steam locomotive is a Union Pacific "Big Boy". There were 25 of these monsters built between 1941 and 1944, all of them for the Union Pacific. Last I knew there were eight surviving Big Boys; none are currently in operating condition.

As to where the Eagle is, this locomotive is #4012, and it's at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. So I'm guessing that's also where the Eagle is. :eagle:

DING DING DING we have a winner!
I've wondered what the prize for winning this "where izzit" would be. I figured it would be a lump of coal from the Big Boy's tender. Then I remembered that Big Boys were oil burners. Oops I goofed...Big Boys were coal burners. I was thinking of the Challenger locomotive, similar to but smaller than a Big Boy. The Challenger is... Union Pacific has one in operating condition...an oil burner. I still most likely am outta luck :eagle:
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2013, 09:53:39 AM »
The steam locomotive is a Union Pacific "Big Boy". There were 25 of these monsters built between 1941 and 1944, all of them for the Union Pacific. Last I knew there were eight surviving Big Boys; none are currently in operating condition.

As to where the Eagle is, this locomotive is #4012, and it's at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. So I'm guessing that's also where the Eagle is. :eagle:

My buddy is into model HO scale trains, and I gotta say that train is from my favorite era.

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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
The Union Pacific is considering restoring one.  Apparently only one is a good candidate.  The problem then is where to run it as they were designed for the western prairie states with minimal grades and gradual curves -- so its territory would be limited.   They were the last of their kind and were already obsolete when built.
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2013, 11:26:51 PM »
you are right IE, the deal on it is done and will be towed from cali to Cheyenne to be completely restored at the UP steam shop. from what I understand they will be using 6 engines to tow it.(3front&3back) and the trip should take about 2 weeks. LAZ
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Re: Got steam?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 09:51:04 AM »
That is good to hear.  It was a long time coming.
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