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Old 11-15-2013, 12:34 PM  
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Union Pacific's Last of the giant's



UP Locomotive number 2014 is on her way from Pomona California to Cheyenne Wyoming this week





By John M. Glionna

July 29, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.” For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around the nation.

Now the mammoth steam engine is about to take another trip -- to the vast plains of rural Wyoming.

Union Pacific Railroad officials recently announced that the company has reached an agreement to acquire the locomotive from the RailGiants Train Museum at the fairgrounds. The railroad said it plans to move the engine to maintenance shops in Cheyenne, where crews will try to get it back to running condition.

“We’re really excited about the acquisition of the 2014 Big Boy,” railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt told the Los Angeles Times, adding that Union Pacific will post updates about the move, planned for the near future. Updates will be posted on Twitter @RailGiants.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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That's amazing.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Holy shit - that pic is hosted at Geocities? That place is still around?

EDIT: Nevermind...looks like geocities.ws has nothing to do with the old geocities.com. The latter is now owned by Yahoo, which appears to have killed it long ago.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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years ago, I flew out to Lake Tahoe just to watch an old steamer locomotive on it's run. that was really neat to see. watched it come over donner pass, across the mountainside near donner lake and then went to a lil town nearby called verdi to put a penny on the track and watch it go by from up close to the tracks.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Very cool! I had a great uncle that used to work on those in Omaha.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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The amount of energy it takes to move that much steel is unbelievable.


They did it with coal and steam.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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They brought Big Boy No 4018 to a railroad museum a few miles from my house. They moved a RR museum from Dallas to Frisco, because I guess they ran out of funds and room in Dallas. I'm pretty psyched to have it so close.
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The amount of energy it takes to move that much steel is unbelievable.


They did it with coal and steam.
Nuclear plants run on steam...
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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