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    Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    There was a time when people said we will never see a Big Boy running again. That time has come and gone.
    The largest, heaviest most powerful steam locomotive has been restored to operation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_4014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKfu_EGZIk
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    Re: Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    This appeals to my interests.

    It's always nice to see these old locomotives put back out on the tracks. That is a beautiful engine.

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    Re: Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    An impressive old beastie.
    There is something almost alive about steam locos.

    A question that comes to mind is "How does such a long loco ever negotiate a bend?"

    I was watching a documentary that involved train travel in New Zealand. Sitting in the Aukland station yard was a 4-8-8-4 loco, but unlike the 4014 this one looked like someone had taken two locos and welded them together, back-to-back - a very strange looking contraption.

    Strange to see two of these monsters in the space of a few days.

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    Re: Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    The UP Big Boy is an articulated locomotive. Here is some background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Big_Boy
    I am looking for the turning radius but there is a lot of noise in signal.
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    Re: Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    I've seen two really big steam engines, one at the Duluth Minnesota Railroad Museum (Yellowstone
    #227) and the second (Big Boy #4023) at the Union Pacific display at the Kenefick Park in Omaha. This is amazing to see one of the type running.

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    Re: Union Pacific 4014 is on the rails

    Quite a behemoth. On a humid night, sound carries. I grew up in the era of coal cars and steam engines. I was under 10 years old. I lived far from the railway tracks, yet I could hear the chug-chug as the engine started pulling it's load. If the engineer put too much steam to the engine, Ii could hear the wheels slip on the tracks. I used to fall asleep with the steam engine sounds.
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