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Also, what's with the dozen rusty hopper cars on the end? Are they carrying anything more important than maybe maintenance ballast? And couldn't they find a dozen cars fresh out of the paint shop?
Big Boy left its home base at the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Aug. 5, traveling across Nebraska and Kansas.
This is the first time Big Boy has gone on tour since its post-restoration debut in 2019 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion. It is returning in 2021 with brief whistle-stops in more than 90 communities and one-day public display events in five major cities: Fort Worth and Houston, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado.
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:12 pm Even if some question Uncle Pete's enthusiasm over Amtrak LD's over his road, there can be no doubt that he carefully preserves his heritage.Both have done so already in a way.
The same applies, albeit to a lesser degree in that private organizations preserve his steam power, to Topper.
Now all we need is for Warren and "Kitty Kitty" to recognize they have a heritage as well.
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:03 am Thank you Mr. Spatch; first report I had seen regarding the B&O liveried Chessie Executrain. Finally, I like the new whistle.Forgot to add this for BNSF -
J.D. Lang wrote:I'm sure that quite a few members of this forum have seen some of the videos on youtube of 4014 during it's recent outing as I have but this one really stood out to me by showing the mechanical majesty of this machine in motion.Thank you. Here are some of my best shots from this last tour:
Accelerating out of Walnut Ridge, AR
Credit Photographer Fan Railer for this great pacing shot.