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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:16 pm

This is an old article, but apparently UP is done studying and will take 1 of 8 remaining "Big Boy" locomotives and restore it to full operation. That will be a sight to see!

http://trn.trains.com/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2012/12/Union%20Pacific%20looking%20to%20restore%20Big%20Boy%20for%20excursion%20service.aspx
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Post by simplex1040 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Yeah I need to talk to one of the guys in our NRHS chapter he is friends with Steve Lee who just retired from being the head of UP steam program.
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:51 pm

Here is some footage from when the engines were operating. Lookfor the engineer in his position in the engine. That should give you an idea of it's size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvLweWOd0g
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:07 pm

A big boy simple articulated with centipede tender!

Great youtube! Very Happy 

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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:13 pm

I saw a non operational locomotive, and, it was a thrill! Those things were monsters! Dangerous? Yes. Neat? Definately!

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Post by Motorola man on Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:26 am

This engine has been sitting in Macon's Central City Park for the last 57 years.  It is slated for restoration and will be brought back on line as an excursion train.  
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