Mr. Dickens stopped by my shop for a while this afternoon. He and his crew are taking a little time off from the US tour they just completed a few weeks ago. He said the 4014 ran just beautifully, only a couple of minor hiccups, nothing that affected the running. When they get back to work they have a few items that needed tweeking, he didn't specify exactly what. He showed me a picture of the original 4014 tender insides. The interior baffling was almost totally corroded and rusted away. That is why instead of trying to rebuild the original tender, they elected to use 3985's tender. His crew was cut by 2 people now that the major work has been completed.
On the subject of 3985, Ed said he wouldn't mind restoring/rebuilding 3985, but UP told him they only want 2 operating steam locos. UP didn't want the expense of 3 operating locos, I guess insurance and maintenance costs. The fate of 3985 is still to be determined, but Ed hopes will be donated someplace close to Cheyenne, so he could run over and grab a part if needed!
Just a little update to pass along.