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Old 07-03-2013, 07:17 AM   #706
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Took a trip to the Cass railroad in West Virginia.


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Old 07-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #707
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Took a trip to the Cass railroad in West Virginia.
Awesome! I love Shays!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #708
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This link is to the UK Daily Telegraph newspaper and a photo album of apparantly the largest model railway in teh world - 16 acres

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...?frame=2607053

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #709
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Also, yesterday, 03-July-13 was 75 years since the Mallard set the speed record for the fastest steam driven vehicle.
At the National Railway Musuem in York in the UK, they had the 6 surviving A4 Pacific class locos there.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...niversary.html

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #710
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #711
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Very sad that the Cog went (mostly) diesel. They used to build a new steamer every 10 years or so (at least up into the 1980's). They'd even hired Nigel Day from the UK a few years ago who made some impressive improvements to No. 9 Waumbek, and there was easily room for MUCH more improvement. If they'd let Nigel design a new steamer there'd have been no need for diesels.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #712
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With all the solid oil and ethanol trains traversing the countryside, it is kind of surprising that we have not had a similar derailment and explosion here.
Prophetic words...
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:48 AM   #713
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Very sad that the Cog went (mostly) diesel. They used to build a new steamer every 10 years or so (at least up into the 1980's). They'd even hired Nigel Day from the UK a few years ago who made some impressive improvements to No. 9 Waumbek, and there was easily room for MUCH more improvement. If they'd let Nigel design a new steamer there'd have been no need for diesels.


Same as this in my book.

Economics being what it is they made the switch.

Not sure if the steam still makes the day's first run or not...
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #714
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Taken several weeks ago at the Strasburg PA railroad.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:56 AM   #715
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #716
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Also, yesterday, 03-July-13 was 75 years since the Mallard set the speed record for the fastest steam driven vehicle.
At the National Railway Musuem in York in the UK, they had the 6 surviving A4 Pacific class locos there.
Link here
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...niversary.html

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And one of 'em normally resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin (The Genral Eisenhower, I believe) . . . . .
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #717
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #718
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #719
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UP has officially acquired 4014.

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Omaha, Neb., July 23, 2013 – Union Pacific Railroad today announced it reached an agreement with the Southern California Chapter - Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in Pomona, Calif., to transfer ownership of one of the world's largest steam locomotives, Big Boy No. 4014, back to Union Pacific.

Union Pacific plans to relocate No. 4014 to Cheyenne, Wyo., where Union Pacific's Heritage Fleet Operations team will work to restore it to operating condition. Details regarding those efforts will be made public at a later date.

Union Pacific donated No. 4014 to the historical society December 7, 1961. The locomotive arrived January 8, 1962, at its current display location at the Rail Giants Train Museum in Pomona.

No other railroad has retained its historical equipment or honored its American roots like Union Pacific.

"Our steam locomotive program is a source of great pride to Union Pacific employees past and present," said Ed Dickens, senior manager - Union Pacific Heritage Operations. "We are very excited about the opportunity to bring history to life by restoring No. 4014."

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #720
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Great news! It will be exciting enough just following the relocation process
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