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Ed Harrow
05-04-2019, 09:10 PM

First run! None of these have been operating since 1961.

Nicholas Carey
05-04-2019, 09:20 PM
My aunt in Laramie tells me that Big Boy will be running though Laramie and Cheyenne in a couple weeks. Big party at Promentory Point fir the meeting of the rails.



Train enthusiasts will get a rare treat as two Union Pacific steam engines will be passing through Laramie May 4 and again May 17-19.

Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 and Northern No. 844 are on their way to Utah for the railroad's 150th-anniversary celebration at Promontory Point.

Jim Bow
05-04-2019, 09:27 PM
Musta watched a dozen vids this morning. Magnificent beast.
Theres a 10 minute video of them trying to get the whistle to work for the first time in 60 years. It's almost like a dinosaur waking up after hibernating.

05-05-2019, 12:04 AM
What a magnificent piece of engineering. I had a brass HO gage Big Boy for a while, but never had a layout big enough to run it (I was into short line and narrow gage). I bought it when a long existing shop was closing for a song. It needed better power, but I made a killing at auction when I sold it.

05-05-2019, 01:01 AM
Thanks for posting that, fun to watch.