Re: UP 4014
Author: Newbaum Turk
Date: 06-29-2020 - 14:13

scottyboy Wrote:
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> Just a question re: UP turnout of the big boy 4014
> last year.
> Sounds like everything went OK but I observed a
> couple of comments that is was not able to get up
> to full power, for what ever reason. Is this
> true? If it is true, what is wrong? Was it
> brought out before it was completely rebuilt, Just
> to present for the 150th anniversary of golden
> spike of the railroad. And will any problems be
> resolved next time they bring it out?

You must be kidding. Or trolling.

4014 failed before finishing 1/4 of it's first and only break-in trip and had to be towed back to Cheyenne. That trip was only a day or two before departure for Promontory, so there was little or no time to fix anything. Proves the falicy of setting deadlines long before knowing exactly what has to be done. Not to mention spending time and money on stuff that didn't need doing right away. Certainly not the only steam locomotive to have proved this point.

Ignorance and arrogance make a volatile brew.

4014 was in May, 2019 and was still in later 2019 visibly missing some parts, so it's "rebuild" isn't complete even yet.

It does not steam well and cannot hold 300 psi for very long when being even lightly worked. It has not been heavily worked since rebuild, and probably never will be.

There will always be new problems, as well as lingering old problems. That is just life in
the world of steam locomotives, and is in no way limited to 4014.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  UP 4014 scottyboy 06-29-2020 - 11:38
  Re: UP 4014 Newbaum Turk 06-29-2020 - 14:13
  Re: UP 4014 scottyboy 06-29-2020 - 23:43
  Re: UP 4014 Ed's Special 06-30-2020 - 05:35
  Re: UP 4014 0144 PU 06-30-2020 - 10:02
  Re: UP 4014 Newbaum Turk 07-01-2020 - 11:57
  I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle gevos 4 ever 07-02-2020 - 14:19
  Re: I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle R. Howard 07-02-2020 - 14:28
  Re: I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle H. Roward 07-02-2020 - 16:16
  Re: I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle Hot Water 07-02-2020 - 17:18
  Re: I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle R. Howard 07-02-2020 - 19:01
  Re: I only went to see it for the GEVO pushing a tea kettle Big Boy 07-03-2020 - 10:27


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