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Union Pacific 4014

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Greyandridin, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    Here is a short video of the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 in Hinkley MN
    It was on what they called the The Great Race Across the Midwest beginning July 8 taking it through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and back to Wyoming
    It stopped in MN in MPLS Duluth and a few Small towns while it was enroute check it out via Youtube

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  2. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    We have a restored UP station here in Topeka. A steam train was there for the opening. Took me 2 hrs to find this picture and it turned out to be the 844. I always make it a point to be there when a steam train comes through. Good Stuff:thumbsup:
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  3. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Video is "unavailable"
     
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  4. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    I just clicked where it said click here to expand and it works on my end ?
     
  5. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    They went by us and then stopped maybe a 1/2 mile down the track from us where there was no way to get close to it Maybe they needed to refuel? and didn't want us to be there when they did it (it wasn't a scheduled stop)
     
  6. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Not working for me...not sure why...
     
  7. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    The ID of the video is k33bFQ7ttwA which looks like it should or could be good. And the URL that's posted looks valid.

    When it opens it says unavailable. Any chance it's marked private? Or did you accidentally delete it from your channel? The thumbnail for it doesn't display either.
     
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  8. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

  9. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    Let me work on this elsewhere sorry
     
  10. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Working now looks great. Never saw a train do a flyover before. Looks massive. There are several interesting vids about periodic maintenance on those old steam engines.
     
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  11. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    I've been following the restoration on this brute since I heard about it in the magazines. I wish it would come closer.
     
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  12. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    I had a few chances to see it and take a tour of the car with the history of the UP in it
    Missed one stop by about 20 minutes due to traffic but just seeing it go by was cool enough
     
  13. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    I live a 1/4 mile from train tracks. Big Boy went bye. It is big. Pulling a lot more cars than I thought it would be. Couple of them had observation decks. That would be a nice way to see the country.Curious if they have Fire Department along the way supplying water?

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  14. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

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  15. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  16. aldo5468

    aldo5468 Redleg XS650.com Supporter

    Great pic's, everyone! GLJ, I lived in Dixon 1956-1962, haven't been back since my 50th high school reunion in 2012, but from pic's I see on FB, looks like the town is doing better since that thieving city treasurer went to jail.

    The 4000 series Big Boys were built to end the need to doublehead across the Rockies but maybe it didn't always work out that way.
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  18. What the hell happens in Topeka ? looked like rain....

    Great picture, interesting stats too, one big hunk of metal...
     
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  19. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Good news.:) The Big Boy 4014 is scheduled to make a stop for a few hrs at the UP Station right here in Shitburg (Topeka) on Nov 19th. On display for 45 min at the Great Overland Station then it moves to the UP Yard at 1:00 PM and departs the next morning at 8:00 AM. I better start cleaning the lens on the ole Nikon.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it

    Worth the time!
     
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