Re: [OM] Union Pacific "Big Boy"

Subject: Re: [OM] Union Pacific "Big Boy"
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:34:21 -0700
On 7/31/2019 6:18 PM, Bill Pearce wrote:
Most steam locos ran out of water well before coal or oil. I don't know what 
the UP did, but it would not surprise me that it was converted to oil burning.

Lets see if I can find it, ah, saith Wikipedia:

"In August 2016, UP officials announced that restoration work on No. 4014 had begun . . . One of the most crucial tasks was converting the coal-burning locomotive to run on No. 5 fuel oil, which was performed by replacing the firebox grates with a fire pan and an oil burner. The only other Big Boy so converted was No. 4005, which ran on oil from 1946 until it was converted back to coal in 1948 due to uneven heating in its large, single-burner firebox."

Steamy Moose

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