UP 4014 Latest UP info added 1-31-14

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November 13, 2013 7:40 AM

The move of the 4014 across to the Metrolink station will begin on Thursday the 14th...you can read about it here.

 

Also a short video on the panel track.

 

 

    Chris

 

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November 13, 2013 8:40 AM

Great News, hopefully be heading East soon, I can hardly wait to see her in Utah

 

 

 

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November 13, 2013 10:47 AM

Ed Dickens?  Any relationship to the author?

 

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November 13, 2013 10:48 AM

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

 

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November 13, 2013 2:04 PM

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

 

 

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November 13, 2013 7:06 PM

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.

 
 
 
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November 13, 2013 7:11 PM

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.

 

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November 13, 2013 10:01 PM

Another video update from the UP.
 
 

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November 14, 2013 12:18 PM

WOW-CHRIS-THANK YOU-to see a real big boy on the move again-its a national treasure

that symbolizes everything great about the us.the sf f7 is fantastic too-what a sight

to see.thank you joe

 
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November 14, 2013 12:26 PM

Moving ever so slowly,  Looking forward to the videos of it moving to it's home base this winter.

 

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November 14, 2013 12:42 PM

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

 

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November 14, 2013 12:55 PM

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

 

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November 14, 2013 12:58 PM

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. 

 

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November 14, 2013 1:32 PM

The parking lot at the Fairplex is really uneven and lumpy, can they do anything to shim under the panel track?

 

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November 14, 2013 1:47 PM

Originally Posted by TimDude:

The parking lot at the Fairplex is really uneven and lumpy, can they do anything to shim under the panel track?

Look closely,,,,,they already are.

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 2:12 PM

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.

 

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November 14, 2013 3:09 PM

i am impressed by this:  that front loader gives a little yank and she rolls right along creating slack in the tow line.

 

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November 14, 2013 3:13 PM

UP just published this on Facebook "Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 was successfully moved 1,200 feet this morning"

Pretty impressive, was not expecting that much

 

 

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November 14, 2013 5:14 PM

It was very impressive.  They took it slow and she is 1200' closer to life.

 

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November 14, 2013 5:17 PM

and they are not done for today yet!

 

 

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November 14, 2013 5:42 PM

The webcam is still up, there taking up the panel track from where they began and are repositioning it behind the 4014 to continue the move.  That will most likely continue tomorrow.

 

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November 14, 2013 5:51 PM

I was on the live webcam about an hour ago with my Legacy 4014 sitting on one of the rods. Had to leave to get something to eat, be back later and will post some pictures.
 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 7:21 PM

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.

 

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November 14, 2013 9:10 PM

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

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 9:23 PM

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.

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 9:31 PM

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.

 

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I took my Legacy 4014 in for a few glamour shots!

 

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November 14, 2013 9:50 PM

Good one Dennis. Suddenly 1:48 seems small.

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 10:23 PM

It's Doug, Elliot...but that's OK...I've been called much worse! It looked like Z scale when you stood back to look at the "big picture".

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 11:06 PM

I'm sorry Doug, I've known your name for a while too.  I just don't use it often enough, and my brain gets cob webs. Got the first letter right.

 
 
 
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November 14, 2013 11:55 PM

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.

 

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November 14, 2013 11:58 PM

Doug excellent photos...sure was nice to see her rolling.  It must have been something in person.  Thanks for the pics.

 

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November 15, 2013 12:47 AM

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.

 

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November 15, 2013 2:16 AM

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
 
 
 
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November 15, 2013 4:06 AM

Some more pix for ya:

 

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November 15, 2013 7:55 AM

Wow more great photos, thank you.

 

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November 15, 2013 10:31 AM

Once they get to the Metrolink rail how do they transition from the temporary track to the mainline?

 

 

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November 15, 2013 10:40 AM

I believe they are going to actually cut metro links rails and tie in that way.

 

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November 15, 2013 10:48 AM

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

 

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November 15, 2013 11:08 AM

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.

 
 
 
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November 15, 2013 12:40 PM

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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