Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer)
Author: J Mann
Date: 07-10-2018 - 14:10

The reason is that the Big Boy was (arguably) the largest locomotive ever built. While it is true that the 3985 was the largest operating steam locomotive in the world, with the Big Boy they can say they are operating the largest steam locomotive in the world. It all comes down to bragging rights.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Don B 07-09-2018 - 19:24
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Coastline Bill 07-09-2018 - 19:51
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Big Boy 07-10-2018 - 01:28
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Roscoe 07-10-2018 - 10:14
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Steamer 07-10-2018 - 12:15
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) J Mann 07-10-2018 - 14:10
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Mike Stimpson 07-10-2018 - 14:14
  Largest Locomotive? I vote for the Z5 J 07-10-2018 - 14:34
  Re: Largest Locomotive? I vote for the Z5 J Mann 07-10-2018 - 15:05
  Re: Doubleheader sklinck1 07-11-2018 - 07:18
  Re: Doubleheader George Andrews 07-11-2018 - 17:34
  Re: Doubleheader Hot Water 07-11-2018 - 18:06
  Re: Steve Lee (Retired UP engineer) Peter D. 07-12-2018 - 18:28


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