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I was reading a previous post about model trains and a link to SSR's and it was realized that we have a few railfans in the family. In that thread I incorrectly stated a time and place about the Big Boy locomotive that is being restored. I just happen to be passing through Cheyenne Wy tonight and saw the story about the loco on the news. Today May 10th is the 149th anniversary of the golden spike ceremony in Ogden Utah. Union Pacific is restoring a Big Boy here in Cheyenne and plan to run it to Ogden next year to celebrate the 150th anniversary. So I think that the wife and I will surely try to come back to see the event and wonder if we could organize an informal get together with other R family members that would be interested to watch this historic event. I know it's a year away but I'd like to see if there is any interest from others.

(MODERATOR NOTE: Official info thread for BIGBOY RUN, Ogden, Utah)
 

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I’m not really into the trains, however if it’s decided that people are interested in doing something I’ll be willing to help get it going being I live in Ogden.

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Rope,
If you can get any preliminary information about what might be in the works for this event, train wise, that could be very helpful. Considering the number of railfans that were chasing the Big Boy out of So Cal when it left for Cheyenne, I am sure this will be a very large event and the planning on our part might need to take place early on. Date of the actual event and how much is really planned would be helpful. I am interested from both the rail and SSR point pof view.

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Yes thanks to both of you guys, so far there are no set plans from what I see but I will certainly keep on top of it and post on this thread when I find info.
 

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OH BOY,BIG BOY, What a great get together for this great event next year. The weather would probably be good In OGDEN In may. This could be a great get together with other Fanatics from all over. Being a model railroader all my life I would be thrilled to be there. Hopefully we will get more Information from ROPE. Cheers
 

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Rope,
If you can get any preliminary information about what might be in the works for this event, train wise, that could be very helpful. Considering the number of railfans that were chasing the Big Boy out of So Cal when it left for Cheyenne, I am sure this will be a very large event and the planning on our part might need to take place early on. Date of the actual event and how much is really planned would be helpful. I am interested from both the rail and SSR point pof view.

Dwight
Yes thanks to both of you guys, so far there are no set plans from what I see but I will certainly keep on top of it and post on this thread when I find info.
OH BOY,BIG BOY, What a great get together for this great event next year. The weather would probably be good In OGDEN In may. This could be a great get together with other Fanatics from all over. Being a model railroader all my life I would be thrilled to be there. Hopefully we will get more Information from ROPE. Cheers
Went to the railroad museum in Ogden today and at this point the only information they are aware of is the following website:

https://spike150.org/

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Thanks for the link... was able to sign up for email alerts on info as it becomes available, big help.:thumbs
 

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Thanks for the information. I will be planning to be there. Figure an overnight in Las Vegas then on to Ogden for the festivities then back to Vegas for an overnight and home again. Need to find the right Motel/hotel for SSRs in Ogden.
 

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Thanks for the information. I will be planning to be there. Figure an overnight in Las Vegas then on to Ogden for the festivities then back to Vegas for an overnight and home again. Need to find the right Motel/hotel for SSRs in Ogden.
Dwight & Stepchild

Why don’t you look over the schedule and let me know what days your thinking then I’ll start checking into lodging and see if I can get a group rate setup somewhere. Also I’ve got a great steakhouse in Evanston, WY which is about an hour from Ogden that we could setup a dinner cruise to if everyone wants to.

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HI ROPE. The Steaks, I can taste them now? Can hardly wait. Better yet, Maybe we can get BLUESTREAK pick up the tab. That would be the right thing to do. What a great friend.Cheers, Donny Two Shoes
 

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For those not familiar with the Big Boy locomotives here is a pic of my late brothers H/O scale version. The one with the pen in front of it. I was going to provide a link for info to look at but there are so many I just figured anyone interested could google it, there are you tube videos available too.
 

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HI ROPE. The Steaks, I can taste them now? Can hardly wait. Better yet, Maybe we can get BLUESTREAK pick up the tab. That would be the right thing to do. What a great friend.Cheers, Donny Two Shoes
Donny

This picture should wet your appetite and this is the petite cut!!!

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I might need to go just to keep Donny in like. You know they rarely let him outside the Washington state border.
 

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You guys can count me in to see the Big Boy too. I'm going to be in Salt Lake City the last weekend of June for the N scale model train convention.
 

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HI ART, HDFLSTF. Hope you are doing OK, With not owning a SSR. I know your Corvette Is not like a great SSR like you use to own. I hope you come to your senses someday and buy another R. ??????? I really do appreciate all the goodies you Installed on my R. I hope we will be able to make It to OGDEN next june. Especially that BLUESTREAK may be buying Steaks for everyone?????????????????, If he Is still In the country. You guys need to make the trip to Pentiction In june. If the long drive for you Is too much, Hop a train, You never know maybe BIGBOY will at the throttle. Take care. Donny Two Shoes, Throttle wide open chugging along.
 

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Dwight & Stepchild

Why don’t you look over the schedule and let me know what days your thinking then I’ll start checking into lodging and see if I can get a group rate setup somewhere. Also I’ve got a great steakhouse in Evanston, WY which is about an hour from Ogden that we could setup a dinner cruise to if everyone wants to.

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Have to wait until I get home from Maggie Valley and have a faster connection. Takes forever to post anything here.
 
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