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User is suspended until 16/01/2019 15:48:44(UTC) ShannonN  
#1 Posted : 10 January 2019 11:55:11(UTC)

Joined: 14/08/2016(UTC)
Posts: 360
Location: Maryborough, Qld

All aboard for an update on Big Boy #4014! A year after it was towed from California to Union Pacific's railroad repair facility in Wyoming, Nebraska Stories revisits the largest steam locomotive in the world for an update on its restoration.

My Trains
EL Cheapo starter set stuff
Märklin 29752 Starter set Fire Brigade with diesel locomotive Henschel 500 x2
Märklin 29204 Starter set "American High speed train
Märklin 29163 Starter Set "My with Märklin" Loco BR 89
Märklin 29213 Starter set ICE NS Battery
Märklin 29202 Starter set "Belgian High-speed Rail
Märklin 29210 Starter set "Freight train"
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Offline dickinsonj  
#2 Posted : 11 January 2019 15:28:51(UTC)

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The restoration is now well along and the 4014 is on schedule to run this year in time for the 150 year celebration of the completion of the US transcontinental RR. The front engine was removed and rebuilt, and lots of boiler work was done to get it back to spec. UP's incredible attention to detail on the boiler structure and all of the internal mechanisms ensures that this beauty will run for years! It will be amazing to see this monster loco back on the rails and running under steam, which might first happen in just a few months if things go well.

Here is a fairly recent update, and there are more videos on their restoration progress on UP's youtube channel.


I have almost all Märklin and mostly HO, although I do have a small number of Z gauge trains!
I have models from Era I to Era VI, but I try to focus on Eras I & III. Whoops, that one got away from me. Let's just say I focus on cool trains, regardless of the particulars :-)
So many trains and so little time.
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Offline EMD_GP7  
#3 Posted : 11 January 2019 21:30:27(UTC)

Joined: 23/11/2010(UTC)
Posts: 153
Location: U.K. Midlands
Hi all.
Let's hope we see this for real one day at Dale Junction on Sherman Hill.


Restored oil burning 4014 heads west on track 2 while FEF 444 heads east.
Challenger 3985 waits on track 3 to follow 4014 east.
Staged on my "Dale Junction" layout.

Regards, Colin.
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