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Old 06-08-2019, 12:10 PM   #11
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Thanks Fire21. I guess that is why I have not seen it yet. I hear 4014 is coming to St Louis. I will watch for schedule. 844 and 3985 have been here. Actually a couple times.
I was track side every time. Don't want to miss 4014. UP steam does a great job. I remember thinking how cool it would be if a Big Boy was running. It has become a reality now.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:50 PM   #12
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2019 Union Pacific Museum Special

The Big Boy No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefiting the Union Pacific Museum July 15, 2019. The train will travel from Omaha, Nebraska, through western Iowa to Boone, where guests will disembark the train and motor coach back to Omaha. Ticket information is available at http://www.uptraintix.com

RailGiants Train Museum Excursion

Big Boy No. 4014 will return to Southern California to lead a special passenger excursion on October 12-13, 2019. Details are still being determined. More information will be available at http://www.railgiants.org/Big-Boy-Excursion-Info.php.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:13 PM   #13
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2019 Union Pacific Museum Special

The Big Boy No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefiting the Union Pacific Museum July 15, 2019. The train will travel from Omaha, Nebraska, through western Iowa to Boone, where guests will disembark the train and motor coach back to Omaha. Ticket information is available at http://www.uptraintix.com
You go to the link and find the ride is already sold out! How the heck did people find out about this when the UP Steam Club claims they'll publish schedules to members before release to the public? Somebody's not truthing to us!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:48 PM   #14
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4014 summer schedule

Union Pacific Steam Club Update No. 8 - June 13, 2019

The Big Boy No. 4014 is headed back out on the Union Pacific system beginning July 8 for a tour, taking it through Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Called the Great Race Across the Midwest, the tour will include displays at the following locations:

July 13-14: Omaha, Neb. (paid admission required through Railroad Days)
July 18: St. Paul, Minn.
July 20: Duluth, Minn.
July 23: Altoona, Wis.
July 27-29: Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 1: Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 3: Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 6: North Platte, Neb.
The full schedule and route map are online in the Steam section of UP.com.

Great Race Across the Midwest Route
You can follow No. 4014 as it makes its way across the system via our Steam Locomotive Tracking map, which traces No. 4014's location using GPS. The location is continuously updated when the train is on the move.

You also can track the Big Boy via the @UP_Steam Twitter page at http://twitter.com/up_steam. The account tweets the train's location as it changes.

Find both the tracking map and Twitter feed, along with steam schedule information, at upsteam.com.

The Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car, a new, multi-media walk-through exhibition providing a glimpse at the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading, will accompany the Big Boy on this tour. Find out more.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:46 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info Fire21. Bum Deal. 4014 is not coming to St Louis this summer.

I see on UP.com that the UP steam fleet is 844 and 4014. I guess 3985 is done.
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You go to the link and find the ride is already sold out! How the heck did people find out about this when the UP Steam Club claims they'll publish schedules to members before release to the public? Somebody's not truthing to us!!
The ride from Omaha to Boone, is a fundraiser for the UP museum in Council Bluffs, museum members got first chance at tickets. When they opened it up to the public, the only tickets available, were the $750.00 per person tickets.
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Thanks for the info Fire21. Bum Deal. 4014 is not coming to St Louis this summer.

I see on UP.com that the UP steam fleet is 844 and 4014. I guess 3985 is done.
The 3985 is to be rebuilt starting in 2020.
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at knotts berry farm in southern ca they have a narrow gauge steam loco, after every run around the park they are oiling the moving parts. having watched this for many years I can say that running steam locos are a messy, dirty operation. imo, had it not been for the invention of the diesel electric engine, steam would have go away anyway as they are not good for the environment, with all the leaking they do.
Everything is bad for the environment.
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Glad to hear 3985 will be back running.
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