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Re: [OM] Union Pacific "Big Boy"

Subject: Re: [OM] Union Pacific "Big Boy"
From: "john hudson" <om4t@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 21:20:42 -0300
Does anyone have any idea of how far this engine and its fleet of loaded wagons 
could travel before being re-fueled with more coal and water ?

jh
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On 07/30/19 10:51 PM, DZDub  <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> 
> I'm not really a railroad guy (though I should probably be because my
> grandfather and great-grandfather worked for and lived near the railroad),
> but I had the chance to take a short drive to see the one working example
> of Union Pacific's "Big Boy" steam engine as it arrived in Wheatland, Iowa,
> today and then headed west after a brief rest.
> 
> The engines were built by the American Locomotive Company of New York in
> the early 1940's for service in the northwest United States, transporting
> stuff through the mountains.
> 
> http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=23341
> 
> Wikipedia has a good article on this locomotive. Makes me a bit wistful.
> 
> E-5 + P-L 14-150.
> 
> Joel W.
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