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 ?
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.
> 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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