Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability
Author: Ohio observer
Date: 07-14-2019 - 06:30

Well said!


Wrote:
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> Dusty Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If any of you purchased a classic car and spent
> > substantial funds restoring it, would you push
> it
> > to it's limits whenever you took it for a drive?
>
> > Of course not! You have too much money
> invested.
> > Why then, should UP tack 200 cars to the 4014
> just
> > to please you? It's serving it PR purpose just
> > fine as it is.
>
> Nobody is asking for 200 cars but running it like
> they have over the last two days is little better
> than seeing it dead in tow from Pomona to
> Cheyenne.
>
> They must have had the blower on all the way since
> she isn't even working hard enough to pull a
> draft. Whenever Dickens does work steam, he runs
> with the cylinder cocks open the whole time. I
> guess he thinks that looks "cool".
>
> In all the video I have seen since Monday, I have
> heard stack talk exactly one time. and that was
> soft at that. I've yet to hear the engine bark,
> since she's been out on the road and I'm beginning
> to think I never will.
>
> That's OK though, Ed is hanging on the whistle
> cord the whole way and all of his fanboys are
> getting their jollies watching him hang way out
> the window like some Hollywood Casey Jones
> caricature. The townies and daisy-pickers wouldn't
> know difference anyway.
>
> The chuckle-heads at Trains Magazine are pimping
> it for all it's worth (so they can hawk their
> special commemorative issues and videos)so this
> must be the "right" way to operate 4014.
>
> One fanboy on the UP Facebook page said this
> ridiculous babying is the way she should be run
> and that the APL stack train "stunt" is why 3985
> is not running today. Then he went on to disparage
> Steve Lee and the rest of the previous crew.
>
> Bravo Sierra!
>
> First off, that's ludicrous. If that were the
> case, and these things are that "delicate" then
> put them back in museums where they'll be "safe"
> and be done with it.
>
> I'm happy that I have many hours of video that I
> shot of big steam from the '80s and '90s, when
> guys like Steve Lee and his counterparts knew how
> to show what those machines could do.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  UP 4014 Steaming Ability Ohio observer 07-11-2019 - 22:22
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability Evelyn 07-11-2019 - 23:50
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability Hail the 4014 07-12-2019 - 01:34
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability Hot Water 07-12-2019 - 05:11
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability Dusty 07-12-2019 - 07:44
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability yankingeorgia 07-13-2019 - 09:13
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability Ohio observer 07-14-2019 - 06:30
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability G. Poindexter 07-15-2019 - 08:38
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability yankingeorgia 07-15-2019 - 19:00
  Re: UP 4014 Steaming Ability G. Poindexter 07-15-2019 - 20:53


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