Anyone know how far east Big Boy 4014

Ironman63 Feb 17, 2019

  1. Ironman63

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    will be coming? Is there a site where I can find this info? I live in South Carolina and would love for myself and my grandkids to see it. I just need to know if will fairly close or if I'm looking at a pretty far road trip. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mr. Trainiac

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    If they run it on a summer tour for the 150th Golden Spike Anniversary, the farthest cities east on the Union Pacific system are Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans, assuming the train will even go there. I don’t know of any official plans though, or if it will even be done in time.
     
  3. IronMan1963

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    Last I heard was no immediate plans for any place east of the Mississippi. That has been a while so things may have changed.
     
  4. Mr. Trainiac

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    Yeah, most of the steam trips stay out west because that is where the Steam Shops are at.
     
  5. acptulsa

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    And the scenery. And the UP's tracks.
     
  6. Ironman63

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    OK, thanks. I keep up with the work on it on You Tube. They have the 2 sections put back together and working on the piping. If anyone hears a schedule, please post it. I'll check in from time to time.
     
  7. Kurt Moose

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    up.com/SteamClub
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, such a fine thing for the UP to celebrate its heritage this year on the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's completion. (y) I somehow missed the news. Even their website is stoked up.

    https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/index.htm
     
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    I understood the main problem for this behemoth is turning her. Few turntables can accomodate her.

    Dom
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Probably kinda' hard to even find a "Y" to turn her on!
     
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