Union Pacific Big Boy Through The Snow

BarstowRick Dec 2, 2019

  1. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    The tour is over as are other operations of the Big Boy, for now.

    While you are waiting for more check this out.
    Anything can happen on a snow day.



    This is a recent video posted on You Tube.
    Heading home to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    Enjoy and no drooling allowed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  2. Kurt Moose

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    "Dashing thru the snow, in 6,000HP slay....."

    So nice to see the 4014 in the snow, looks like the fifties! Helps that the snow and steam sometimes blocks out the disiesel too!!:D:cool:
     
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  3. BarstowRick

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    Had to LOL at:
    HawHawHaw. Well played.
     
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  4. minesweeper

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    Does any of you know why they put hoppers in the tail end?

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  5. BarstowRick

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    Thinking out loud.
    1. Too help pay for the trip home.
    2. Brakes.

    There is recorded with regard to Cajon Pass, Ca., some of the steam engines when drifting down hill, freight cars would be added to provide braking. The downhill runs weren't all that serious. However, heavy tonnage trains might be treated the same way. Braking, is my guess.

    Now don't anyone point out there was a diesel tied in with dynamic braking that would ruin my story.
    So, we are back to paying for the trip home.
     
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  6. minesweeper

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    I will bet on the second, we do the same in Europe, but it is a matter of two to three coaches / or 4/5 freight cars to a single locomotive. Here you have a pretty long passenger train and a Loco with DB in the consist.
    Thank you for the thoughts.

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  7. BarstowRick

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    I like what I've seen of steam events in Britian. I should know but I don't. "DB," help me out, I don't know what you mean by that.

    I think you mean a diesel electric powered unit in the consist.

    The train you've viewed is not normally run on today's railroads here in America. It is what we call an excursion train for the purpose of advertising the Union Pacific Railroad. It's meant to make goodwill with potential customers and bankers alike.

    The steam locomotive on the front was restored for this purpose.

    They did pretty well, don't you think?
     
  8. Mike C

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    Now don't anyone point out there was a diesel tied in with dynamic braking ....um , I think he called you out LOL
     
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