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UP 4014

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by athelney, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Sheff

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    Great footage, the shear scale of that cab! And as for that PC, I thought Tornado had some kit onboard, any idea what it does?


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    Its for PTC, Positive Train Control, their should also be a control panel for the trailing diesel, where Up4014's driver can control it independantly.
     
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    Ok I’ll Google it …..
     
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    Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 18 - August 19, 2021

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    Update on New Orleans Display Day

    Union Pacific is following all local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Due to recent restrictions put in place in New Orleans, the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car will be closed this Saturday. Big Boy No. 4014 will still be on display at Audubon Riverview Park from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21.

    Our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to experience firsthand this historic locomotive in an outdoor setting, while adhering to proper safety measures. We're encouraging visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing while viewing the Big Boy.


    Big Boy Flexes Its Muscles with Positive Train Control

    It's true: You can teach an old dog new tricks.

    Even the Big Boy No. 4014, Union Pacific's 80-year-old legendary locomotive, is now equipped with one of the rail industry's newest technologies – Positive Train Control (PTC), an advanced system designed to automatically stop a train before certain incidents occur.

    Read more about how Union Pacific's technology team integrated 21st century technology into the world's largest operating steam locomotive in Inside Track.

    Remember: Stay 25 Feet Back!

    The Steam Crew reminds everyone to stay 25 feet back from the track, and to be safety ambassadors for everyone coming out to experience the Big Boy 2021 Tour. If you see others gathering too close, please kindly and gently encourage them to move back. (A bonus: Let them know they'll get a better photo of the Big Boy as a result!) Watch and share this message from our Steam Crew!

    2021 Tour Photo Contest

    Speaking of photos, we LOVE seeing your photos of our steam locomotives, and during the 2021 tour, we're going to be giving away Big Boy T-shirts to people who post the best photos during the tour to their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds using the #BigBoy2021 hashtag! Make sure the permissions on your posts are public so we can see them, and watch your DMs on each platform to see if your photo has been selected as a winner!

    That's all for now. Be safe, and we'll see you trackside (at least 25 feet back)!


    Union Pacific Steam Club
     
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    Fantastic 360 degree video has been posted today.

    Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 19 - December 20, 2021

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    As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who stopped by to check out the 10-state, 34-day Big Boy 2021 Tour. The Steam Crew enjoyed making memories with all of you this past summer and we look forward to seeing you again!


    Ride Big Boy No. 4014 in VR!

    During the 2021 tour, we captured some of the action with a 360- degree camera and Steam Club members are getting the first glimpse! Experience the view from inside the Big Boy's cab right along with the engineer and fireman - minus all the heat, of course! Watch it now!


    So About Next Time...

    Our Steam Crew is busy reviewing plans for the next steam excursion. It's too soon to say "where" or "when," but we hope to be able to share more information this spring.

    From everyone at Union Pacific, have a wonderful and safe holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all again... 25 feet back from the tracks!


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    Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 21 - April 11, 2022

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    Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014 is set to return to the tracks this summer for its "West Coast Steam Tour." Kicking off June 26 from Cheyenne, Wyoming, this year's tour will celebrate Union Pacific's 160th anniversary, railroad heritage and the communities the railroad serves, visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time since its return to service.

    The Big Boy will be on display in four cities:

    • July 6, 2022: Sparks, Nevada
    • July 8-9, 2022: Roseville, California
    • July 15-16, 2022: Portland, Oregon
    • July 21-22, 2022: Boise, Idaho
    Display days include locomotive viewing, access to the "Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car," a multi-media walk-through exhibition that provides a glimpse at the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading, and live Q&A with the Steam Crew.

    Big Boy No. 4014 will leave the Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 26, making brief whistle-stops in dozens of communities in Wyoming, Nevada, California, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. Further details for these stops will be released to the Steam Club in May.

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    Last month, the Steam Crew turned the Big Boy on the turntable in Cheyenne. Watch the video!

    That's all for now! Be safe, and we'll see you trackside, at least 25 feet away this summer!

    Union Pacific Steam Club
     
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    If the UP added a couple of 'sleepers' and a restaurant car, I reckon there'd be takers for the entire itinerary! :)

    Of interest, there was a fatal accident (footplate crew and front guard) in April 1953, involving 4005, which was extensively rebuilt, returned to service and survives as a static museum exhibit in Denver. The cause of th accident was an untrained and inadequately supervised pw worker (who had only started work that day and spoke no English) manually changing an unlocked switch, which the loco hit at 50mph. This clip [10'38"] explains the circumstances:

     
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    Would knock the Great Britain out of the park, as a land cruise!!!
    And your right, their would be plenty ready to do a 60 day tour.
     
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    I think there are two problems, possably three - 1. The UP are not actually allowed to sell tickets for passenger trains after the forming of Amtrak (this has previously been go arround with societys and groups "sponsoring" a run and selling the tickets instead of UP directly)
    2. UP see the steam program (one day they will remember 844 again) as a PR tool and so run it to large public display locations with maximum publicity to get normals to wow at their prowess and thereby use their freight services. But they want to be in control and not have the pulic ride. This is why they do not care to anounce trips too far in advance so us foreigners can arrainge our holidays to go and see them as we are not worth it for furthering their business
    3. Public liability insurance for passenger carrying in the US is very expensive and carrying the cost corporatly is probably not considered worth it.
     
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    Yes most attendees of the trips are by invitation, and are customers of UP.
    844 is due out again this year, she has been having extensive work done on her.
    It must be said, the short term announcement of tours backfired on them, as the runs over Cajon Pass, nowhere near sold out.
     
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    Summer tour postponed.

    We're sorry to announce the postponement of the Big Boy No. 4014's West Coast Steam Tour as we focus on efforts to ease supply chain congestion. The tour had been scheduled to depart Cheyenne on June 26.
    "We know many rail enthusiasts make travel plans and communities prepare to act as host, which is why we made this decision now," said Scott Moore, senior vice president – Corporate Relations and chief administrative officer. "We have a duty to continue our efforts to reduce supply chain congestion and provide customers the service they deserve; given the impact of a steam tour on our operations that focus must be our priority.
    We will communicate updated plans for a steam tour once service performance levels return to normal. As always, Steam Club members will be the FIRST to know
    Again, our apologies. Until next time, stay safe!"
     
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    Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 23 - April 28, 2022

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    We're pleased to announce that we have donated a small portion of our heritage fleet to the non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RRHMA). The donation allows Union Pacific to focus on our remaining fleet, which includes the world's largest steam locomotive, the Big Boy UP 4014, and the fastest, the Living Legend UP 844.

    The donation includes the following equipment from Union Pacific's Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming:

    • 4-6-6-4 Challenger UP 3985
    • Class TTT 2-10-2 UP 5511
    • The Centennial UP 6936
    • E9B passenger locomotive shell
    • Four 1950s coach cars
    • Diner-Lounge car
    • Baggage car
    • Caboose
    • Two business cars: the Selma, previously Western Pacific's Feather River, and the Stanford, originally the 1928 Southern Pacific Sunset
    "Union Pacific is proud to be the only Class I railroad with steam locomotives on its roster, part of the finest heritage fleet in the world," said Scott Moore, senior vice president – Corporate Relations and chief administrative officer. "We are pleased with RRHMA's plans to restore the donated equipment for the public to enjoy. Union Pacific remains dedicated to the maintenance and operation of our remaining heritage fleet, including hosting future tours and sharing UP 4014 and UP 844 with the rail community."

    Union Pacific will move the equipment to RRHMA's shop in Silvis, Illinois, later this year. RRHMA plans a multi-year, multi-million-dollar restoration of the equipment, including restoring the steam locomotives to operating condition.

    "The RRHMA is a wonderful home for this historic equipment," said Ed Dickens, steam locomotive engineer and Steam Program manager. "Railfans will look forward to seeing UP 3985 and UP 5511 return to the rails, as well as enjoy the opportunity to experience the various cars being donated."

    More information about moving these locomotives from Cheyenne to Silvis, Illinois will come later. As always, we'll keep Steam Club members updated.

    West Coast Steam Tour

    Planning continues for the Big Boy UP 4014's "West Coast Steam Tour" continues. We don't have updated dates yet, but when we do, Steam Club members will be the first to know!

    That's all for now. Until next time, stay safe!

    Union Pacific Steam Club
     
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    And from Trains Magazine;
    https://www.trains.com/trn/news-rev...onation-of-challenger-other-locomotives-cars/

    Good to see that 3985 has an operating future, somehow I always preferred the Challengers to the Big Boys.
     
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    During the reconstruction of 4014, many common parts were manufactured for 3985, for when the date came to resurrect her.
    It took UP 2 and a half years to do 4014, once they got the workshop ready, wonder how long 3985 will take, from memory, the boiler was in poor condition on withdrawal.
     
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