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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train


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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.

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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.

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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.

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could it be because its so frickin big.....
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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

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