Re: Why 4449 instead of 2472?
Author: Dennis
Date: 01-10-2019 - 11:25

Clear Stack Wrote:
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> E9B Wrote:
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> > E9A Wrote:
> >
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>
> > -----
> > > 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.

Very well put...and I agree!!



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