Is this some sort of code language? Well, sort of. More like shorthand. 7 1/4 guage is
1 1/2 inch scale live steam. 611 refers to N&W 611, which is featured several times in this thread. The loco was retired to a museum around 1960, ressurected once for fan trips in the 1990's, again retired to the museum, then brought back again three years ago. 4014 refers to the UP Big Boy 4-8-8-4 that has also been brought out of a museum display by the UP to be restored to operation, which is expected next year. The writer want to ride in a vista-dome car on the signature climb for the UP that the Big Boys were designed to run over.