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05-12-2019 10:06 PM
Stepchild I have a few pics I'm looking forward to posting when I get back home to the computer. Got the best ones today in Echo Valley after they left Ogden. Was a memorable experience seeing these locomotives over the past few days.
05-07-2019 10:19 PM
xoxoxoBruce Here's the rechristening on the 4th.

Attachment 547155

And here's where you can track it online.
05-07-2019 12:11 PM
xoxoxoBruce I think it said 25,000 gallons on the back end of the engine.
If you look at 13:00 or 20:30 then imagine what a busy railyard like Chicago or Pittsburgh must have been like with a dozen or so of the steam coal burners working. Even the yard donkeys burned coal.
05-07-2019 08:18 AM
Mike in AZ
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
fabulous..... what a thrill...

Thanks for posting
05-07-2019 12:54 AM
xoxoxoBruce Bringing out Big Boy...
04-21-2019 09:49 PM
Stepchild Are those the ones currently at Promontory?
04-21-2019 12:35 AM
xoxoxoBruce This what the looked like 150 years ago at Promontory Point.
04-18-2019 11:04 PM
240 Gordy
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Originally Posted by Mike in AZ View Post
The train schedule (posted in this thread) indicates that the two locomotives will be “double headed” on the way back to Cheyenne. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity that I won’t want to miss.

The stop in Evanston is an overnight, with departure at 08:00 on Monday. The next overnight stop is in Rock Springs. That is only an hour and a half drive from Evanston, but there are a couple train stops along the way.

Debbie and I are booking Sunday night in Evanston..... cuz we can..... and planning to have lunch on Monday in Rock Springs. Looks like a great way to spend a little time in some small railroad towns.

I’m excited.........

Mike

I hope your tickle-trunk will be full of parts for us to buy!
04-18-2019 08:29 PM
Stepchild How'd ya like the interior shot of the 51 Chevy with no steering wheel!
04-18-2019 08:26 PM
Stepchild So we're in Eureka Springs Arkansas for a few days of bike riding, one of our favorite areas is here and southern Missouri which are awesome twisty roads that will be great for all attending the event in Branson later this year. And I thought I would post some pics of the equipment at the train station in Eureka Springs. The 1951 Chevy wagon has always been my favorite here. A 2-6-0 locomotive, and an old turntable is cool. Just trying to whet the appetite of the railfans attending the Bigboy event in a couple of weeks. Cya there!
03-31-2019 09:02 AM
Mike in AZ
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Originally Posted by Stepchild View Post
Good idea, those days offer more viewing than the trip from Cheyenne. We will be chasing that Sunday from Ogden to Evanston. Seeing the two locos together will be amazing and historical.
The train schedule (posted in this thread) indicates that the two locomotives will be “double headed” on the way back to Cheyenne. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity that I won’t want to miss.

The stop in Evanston is an overnight, with departure at 08:00 on Monday. The next overnight stop is in Rock Springs. That is only an hour and a half drive from Evanston, but there are a couple train stops along the way.

Debbie and I are booking Sunday night in Evanston..... cuz we can..... and planning to have lunch on Monday in Rock Springs. Looks like a great way to spend a little time in some small railroad towns.

I’m excited.........

Mike
03-31-2019 07:37 AM
Stepchild
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Originally Posted by Mike in AZ View Post
I’m considering a chase after the event...... on the way back when booth locomotives will be traveling together.

Mike
Good idea, those days offer more viewing than the trip from Cheyenne. We will be chasing that Sunday from Ogden to Evanston. Seeing the two locos together will be amazing and historical.
03-30-2019 10:19 PM
Mike in AZ
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Originally Posted by Stepchild View Post
So with the few opportunities to chase 4014 I'm wondering if anyone else has similar plans as myself. We plan to chase the day it leaves Cheyenne, the 4th, and then to chase the day it rolls into Ogden, the 8th. Anyone else doing the same?
I’m considering a chase after the event...... on the way back when booth locomotives will be traveling together.

Mike
03-30-2019 08:16 PM
Stepchild So with the few opportunities to chase 4014 I'm wondering if anyone else has similar plans as myself. We plan to chase the day it leaves Cheyenne, the 4th, and then to chase the day it rolls into Ogden, the 8th. Anyone else doing the same?
03-18-2019 07:28 AM
Stepchild So now pretty much all that is left is to make a menu choice for Saturday night. If you're going please reply your choice on the other thread. Also the train schedule has been posted for those wanting to see it on its route from Cheyenne to Ogden
03-04-2019 02:22 PM
BlueStreak ttt
03-01-2019 09:39 AM
Stepchild This post is simply the effort to keep the threads active. We need to get a deposit made on the bus.
02-27-2019 02:35 PM
Stepchild Please refer to the other thread for this event for information about the bus and a deposit needed for reserving them. Thanks Rope
02-27-2019 08:57 AM
Stepchild The steam schedule has been delayed with its release, I will share it as soon as it is released. The other thread for this event has more details.
02-06-2019 06:46 PM
Stepchild The info is starting to roll in about Big Boy on their steam club site, http://up.com/SteamClub , new videos posted just today. They did a critical pressure test today and had no issues. The latest travel schedule will be posted to that site soon they say so for those wanting to try and see the loco in route from Cheyenne to Ogden that will be your best source. We're hoping to chase it as much as possible. I've been reading info about the history of the Transcontinental railroads construction, Wikipedia has a good page with lots of links for related info too. I spent hours yesterday reading all the fascinating info. Good way to pass a winters day. Sure looking forward to May, it will be here soon!
02-01-2019 08:05 PM
Stepchild Please see post 106 by Rope on his thread for this event. It has some time sensitive info about the event. Thanks
01-29-2019 03:48 PM
Stepchild See my post #96 on ropes thread about some information updates.
01-02-2019 06:48 PM
tickledpink Will post whatever I can find for everyone to think about regarding the event and possibility of tours, etc.. most of the RR Groups are on Holiday, but will available for information in the next weeks.
Sue
01-02-2019 06:40 PM
Stepchild I haven't heard of anyone arranging this type of thing yet. I myself will hopefully be watching it roll by from good vantage points along the way from Cheyenne to Ogden, parked off the road. Sounds like you could possibly have some chance for inside info about its journey. If you could post anything you might find out it would be very valuable info for those wanting to catch a glimpse of the loco.
01-02-2019 01:27 PM
tickledpink Just a question for those going to this incredible event .... being alone, I think it best I find a tour group or gathering to join to view this GREAT RALLY OF TRAIN BUFFS, rather than driving by myself with my knee on the wheel while my hands are tightly gripping my camera (s) .... daring to see it all ! I watched thousands of fans as they followed the Challenger run up the Keddie Wye out of Sacramento Rail Fair in ‘99. The roads were plugged with vehicles carelessly parked along the shoulders of the 2-lane road creating huge gridlock and flaring tempers.... (I was on the train). If anyone knows of groups planning drivers and busses, please let me know. I would be most grateful ..... I'd hate to leave this world without seeing this event!

Thank you,
Sue Campbell
[email protected]
12-19-2018 12:19 PM
BlueStreak
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Originally Posted by Stepchild View Post
Yea the thread started by Rope is the main thread for this event, thought I put a note about that on my thread but just looked and I never did that. As of today we're up to around 30 cars and nearly 60 people signed up.
Rope has a link in his post at the top of Page 2 of this thread and I added a Moderator note to Post #1 today.
12-17-2018 04:12 PM
ROPE
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How many SSR’s have signed up for the run?
Looks like 27 SSR’s at this time.
12-17-2018 02:45 PM
Railroad Guy How many SSR’s have signed up for the run?
11-01-2018 12:46 PM
Stepchild Yea the thread started by Rope is the main thread for this event, thought I put a note about that on my thread but just looked and I never did that. As of today we're up to around 30 cars and nearly 60 people signed up.
11-01-2018 11:49 AM
CAZ SSR Found the link for motel and SSR attendance list on the
150th Golden Spike Anniversary and SSR’s
if anyone is looking for them
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