Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Vintage Heavy Industrial Equipment > Railroads and Equipment
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Railroads and Equipment Vintage Rail Engines, Vintage Railroads and Cars, Equipment and Lore

Railroads and Equipment

Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train


this thread has 17 replies and has been viewed 1187 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-14-2019, 01:19:15 AM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 1,783
Thanked 1,793 Times in 782 Posts
Default Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...0O48uIre6QZ8Bo

Having 4014 in mainstream media is a good thing for UP steam and for railroad museums and steam trains in general.

Robert
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Railroads For This Post:
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-14-2019, 01:07:16 PM
Vanman Vanman is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Posts: 5,922
Thanks: 9,567
Thanked 2,786 Times in 1,878 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

This is such a cool accomplishment, that I too never thought I would see. Hope to see it in person some day. Maybe I'll still be in this wretched state of Ca when it comes here, so I can watch it climb the Cajon Pass.

BTW, they've not quite got the title of their article right- A "Train" consists of a Locomotive and Car(s) connected together and on a main track.

Keith
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Vanman For This Post:
  #3  
Old 06-14-2019, 02:36:16 PM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 1,783
Thanked 1,793 Times in 782 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

BTW, they've not quite got the title of their article right- A "Train" consists of a Locomotive and Car(s) connected together and on a main track.

Keith, I have long given up on that argument. Most everyday folk wouldn't know the difference and don't seem to care.

Robert
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Railroads For This Post:
  #4  
Old 06-14-2019, 10:58:04 PM
ulgydog56's Avatar
ulgydog56 ulgydog56 is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Smithcreek, Michigan
Posts: 562
Thanks: 68
Thanked 249 Times in 185 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

could it be because its so frickin big.....
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ulgydog56 For This Post:
  #5  
Old 06-22-2019, 08:13:59 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdVD2M2xxsM
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #6  
Old 06-23-2019, 01:11:37 PM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 1,783
Thanked 1,793 Times in 782 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

Just can't get enough of that!

I'm wondering what the future is going to be for these steam giants with the FRA mandating PTC on the lead locomotive on a train?

Some interesting discussion on PTC and UP steam. http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic...42826&start=15

Robert
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Railroads For This Post:
  #7  
Old 06-25-2019, 12:52:34 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35NtV6abR2w
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #8  
Old 06-25-2019, 01:35:44 PM
Vanman Vanman is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Posts: 5,922
Thanks: 9,567
Thanked 2,786 Times in 1,878 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

Quite the piston rod packing leak there....
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Vanman For This Post:
  #9  
Old 06-25-2019, 10:55:12 PM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 1,783
Thanked 1,793 Times in 782 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

Ya know, I've seen a lot of old video of BB and it would seem piston packing was a weak spot on these engines. Lots of blow by in some of those old videos. Everything has a weak point doesn't it?

Robert

Last edited by Railroads; 06-26-2019 at 05:58:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Railroads For This Post:
  #10  
Old 07-03-2019, 03:41:33 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgH3pT4IH0
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #11  
Old 07-11-2019, 11:23:52 AM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://rockrivertrail.com/the-great...gqeKzrIBycs_Is
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #12  
Old 07-17-2019, 07:14:55 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIlIJ7P5C6o
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #13  
Old 07-26-2019, 02:41:07 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Ib-jbyFfQ
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #14  
Old 08-01-2019, 11:00:01 AM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoPc836hk38
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #15  
Old 08-06-2019, 04:14:15 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-y_-nXHDqw
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #16  
Old 08-06-2019, 07:22:30 PM
Railroads Railroads is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 2,006
Thanks: 1,783
Thanked 1,793 Times in 782 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

Kinda bitter sweet Caser. 4014 comes at the expense of 3985. DDA40X 6936 and the UP E9 trio. I hope UP retains 3985. Some talk of it going to a museum. Still others speculate she will be scrapped. I believe the latter is bogus rumor mill crap.

Robert
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Railroads For This Post:
  #17  
Old 08-12-2019, 11:11:32 PM
casertractor casertractor is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,160
Thanks: 23,655
Thanked 5,650 Times in 2,339 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y_T-sm7Jsk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to casertractor For This Post:
  #18  
Old 08-13-2019, 07:32:30 PM
Ret AF Ret AF is offline
Registered-I
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Posts: 117
Thanks: 39
Thanked 49 Times in 36 Posts
Default Re: Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

I stood next to a BigBoy at the Sacramento Railway Museum - never thought I'd see one running again. Hats off to all who took part in the restoration - what a beautiful locomotive! Hope to see it in person someday soon.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Big Boy 4014 Official Schedule Railroads Railroads and Equipment 0 03-18-2019 02:05:31 PM
Big Boy No 4014 on the move Rex Wellendorf Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines 48 02-03-2017 01:03:09 PM
Up 4014 Ted Knack Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines 3 01-24-2014 05:35:45 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:21:45 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277