Re: Why 4449 instead of 2472?
Author: Clear Stack
Date: 01-09-2019 - 11:42

E9B Wrote:
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> E9A Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Coastline Bill Wrote:
> >
> > Absolutely true. This whole thing is an Ed
> > production
> > of "Look at me and how wonderful I am. I'm so
> > much
> > better than any other steam guy."
>
> And that is EXACTLY why he put a stop to the
> proposal of 4449 traveling to attend HIS event!

That is very unfortunate... shows his true character open for all to see as we have heard from others in the steam game that have worked with him. The SP 4449 would not take away nor distract any of the excitement from the fact that a UP Big Boy locomotive is being returned to operation and will actually attend this event.... it would only add to the positive wow PR factor of the entire event for UP. SP/CP is todays Union Pacific Railroad and it is all one family now, the SP 4449 represents todays Union Pacific as part of the various railroads that have entered into the UP family to make the railroad what it is today. Now the UP steam crew has two locomotives they have to stretch their team out over to operate both instead of making their main focus which should be the new restored to operation Big Boy 4014, especially after all of the hard work they as a team have put into the locomotive to have it ready for this event. If Steve Lee were still in charge of the UP steam program or even someone else who actually participates with the rest of the steam community in the country, I am willing to bet you may have likely seen UP 844 and SP 4449 nose to nose in Ogden along with possibly even the UP 3985 just to have it there.


Just my opinion... but it seems like a lost opportunity for the railroad due to the fact that there are two railroads that historically made up the transcontinental route, and both could be represented in Ogden and both represent todays UPRR in 2019.



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  Re: Why 4449 instead of 2472? Clear Stack 01-09-2019 - 11:42
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