UP 4014 Latest UP info added 1-31-14

Originally Posted by cbojanower:
Originally Posted by Dominic Mazoch:

Meanwhile, 3985 is waiting for her 15 year inspection.....

Meh the 3985 is yesterdays news, the Big Boy has more all around awesomeness

It may be "yesterdays news" to YOU, but to some of us, not to mention hundreds of thousands of fans world wide, the loss of UP 3985 will NOT be forgotten.

Originally Posted by Hot Water:
Originally Posted by cbojanower:
Originally Posted by Dominic Mazoch:

Meanwhile, 3985 is waiting for her 15 year inspection.....

Meh the 3985 is yesterdays news, the Big Boy has more all around awesomeness

It may be "yesterdays news" to YOU, but to some of us, not to mention hundreds of thousands of fans world wide, the loss of UP 3985 will NOT be forgotten.

And the Big Boy ain't nowhere near done, yet. 

 

Awesome happens when it moves under it's own power.

 

Rusty

Originally Posted by Forrest Jerome:

move about a foot and lube something behind the right front cylinder.  what would that be?  has happened several times.

They're greasing the flanges, I believe Ed said there is a hump there in the track and the weight was coming off the front engine causing the wheel to raise/bind a bit. 

    Chris

 

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Originally Posted by Forrest Jerome:

how much panel track did they put down.  looks like they may run out soon.  has moved about 50 feet, i think.

they put down a few hundred feet move the big boy and then move the track and use it over.

 

the big boy has officially left the rail giants museum never to return again.  this is very exciting to watch the big boy move slowly across the parking lot.  history in the making.

Been watching off/on since about 11:00 CST.  Very, very impressive and it certainly looks like a lot of work.  Great job to everyone involved!

 

Everyone have a nice evening.

 

Ken

Due to the current economic conditions the light at the end of the tunnel has temporarily been turned off.
Originally Posted by aterry11:

hey hotwater  in the video it says and shows replaced new bolts on rear coupler in video the crack with a bolt in it means nothing looks to be on same part as coupler rig what gives cause you would know

Sorry, I have no idea exactly what you are referring to, especially since I have not been following this whole thing anyway. When 4014 finally gets on the move to Cheyenne, then it might become of interest for me.

Originally Posted by aterry11:

hey hotwater  in the video it says and shows replaced new bolts on rear coupler in video the crack with a bolt in it means nothing looks to be on same part as coupler rig what gives cause you would know

They replaced all the bolts on the draft gear, I see the crack your referring to...they must not be concerned about it at this point.

    Chris

 

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Originally Posted by Laidoffsick:

Here's a few shots from this afternoon after it had been moved, and they were waiting for more track panels to be brought in.

 

I saw you show up and place the scale big boy on the real one,  the guy from trains magazine thought what you did was pretty cool.  He talked about it of a while.  When you moved the scale unit to the front he said "I have to now and get another picture".

 

Thanks.

I knew you were there BigDodgeTrain, I just didnt know who you were. You shoulda said something to me. I'll be down at the club in SD next Thurs and Fri to run trains. If you're gonna be there, introduce yourself please
Originally Posted by CP BOB:

Maybe I missed it, but any idea when it will be moving up Cajon Pass?

 

Bob

Probably in December, since they will be spending some time at the Colton Diesel Shop to service the driver axle journal boxes (done while over a diesel pit), then put all the rods and valve gear linkage back on (so that all the mechanical lubricators will function while being towed). Having all the rods on, without the pistons being in place, will maintain rotational balance of all the running gear, but eliminate the "pumping of air & compression" of the pistons & valves.

Originally Posted by Laidoffsick:
I knew you were there BigDodgeTrain, I just didnt know who you were. You shoulda said something to me. I'll be down at the club in SD next Thurs and Fri to run trains. If you're gonna be there, introduce yourself please

oh I wasn't in Pomona, I'm watching it on line.

 

are you staying for the meeting thurs the 21st evening? I will be there then. might show up early. I'm one of the few that are doing some remodel work.



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