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Date: 11/08/12 14:57
The Giant Sleeps
Author: DocJones

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 10/25/2012 while visiting as guests of Union Pacific.

Have fun, be safe,
Bruce "Doc" Jones
Sierra Madre CA








Date: 11/08/12 15:01
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: DocJones

Three more. Enjoy.

Cheyenne WY 10/25/2012

Have fun, be safe,
Bruce "Doc" Jones
Sierra Madre CA








Date: 11/08/12 15:10
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Hillcrest

Ahhh, the "Winter Project"...Well, maybe a couple of winters. Have the folding doors always been on the back of the cab, or is that something left over from its short display career?

Cheers, Dave



Date: 11/08/12 15:20
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: tehachcond

A rare opportunity to get some great shots. Good work.

Brian Black
Retired SP/UP Conductor



Date: 11/08/12 16:51
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Thanks, Doc, for the absolutely fascinating photos!
Yes, she sleeps. I look forward to when she finally awakes!



Date: 11/08/12 17:07
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Realist

Always been there.

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Date: 11/08/12 17:12
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: tviano

What great pictures. I wonder if I'll ever see this engine run. Funny, the ceiling tile choice looks like a bad one for this building.



Date: 11/08/12 17:39
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: tomstp

Any word as to what repair is still on-going and or needed?



Date: 11/08/12 17:44
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: rehunn

Lotsa boiler work, but there's quite a bit more jacket off than was done a couple
months ago so some progress is being made.



Date: 11/08/12 18:29
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Bob3985

Margaret_SP_fan Wrote:
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> Thanks, Doc, for the absolutely fascinating
> photos!
> Yes, she sleeps. I look forward to when she
> finally awakes!


Hi Margaret,
This was always my favorite loco as I helped restore it and ran it for so many years and I too miss it. I am sure it will depend on how much work Ed will have them do on 844 this winter as to determine the amount of work that gets done on 3985.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



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Date: 11/08/12 19:02
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: kennbritt

Bob,

Any chance Wasatch RR Contractors will get involved with the 3985 work? Take care.

Ken Britton
Bedford, TX



Date: 11/08/12 19:12
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: pbernath

Every now and again I watch this video to remember....

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1765980,1765980#msg-1765980

Paul Bernath
Lakewood, CO



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Date: 11/08/12 20:16
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: davew833

I know it's pretty routine, but it always makes me a little sad to see #3985 disassembled.



Date: 11/09/12 07:52
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: steam290

When was the last time it ran? Two years ago?



Date: 11/09/12 08:29
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: CPRR

pbernath Wrote:
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> Every now and again I watch this video to
> remember....
>
> http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1
> 765980,1765980#msg-1765980

Actually, my favorite is the Youtube video of her pulling the freight up Archer Hill, all 143 cars, no diesel....



Date: 11/09/12 08:56
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Hillcrest

That's my favorite too. I always make my non-rail friends watch that, then the pacing video by Skip W at track speed...gets 'em every time.

Cheers, Dave



Date: 11/09/12 10:43
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Yes, the 3985 is a VERY impressive and wonderful
beast! Awesome! What steam locomotives can do.....
few people today outside the railfan and tourist railroad
and main-line steam community realize just how powerful
and capable these machines are.

(A non-railfan lady friend of mine looked a the arty
photo of Bob Kittel standing in front of one of the
3751's huge 80-inch drivers and could not believe that
was a real photo, that had not been altered in a major way just
to make the driver look so huge. I assured her it was REAL!)



Date: 11/09/12 15:34
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: Yarddogh

Rare treat. Thanks for passing those around. : >)



Date: 11/10/12 14:35
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: mmciau

Re-watched that video - what impresses me about that locomotive is the sound of the exhaust coming out of the exhaust stack - so crisp and powerful.

Mike

Michael McInerney
Marion, South Australia,



Date: 02/04/14 11:28
Re: The Giant Sleeps
Author: mmm1000

4014 is going to be great, but 3985 is a grand old lady and I'm sure we all hope she remains in service. We should all be grateful for UP and their steam program. You can paint all the modern diesels in heritage paint you want, and don't get me wrong I think that is great in it's own right but the three steam locomotives in the UP steam program are windows to our past. Running them is hard work of a nature today's youth don't understand. These engines helped America Win two wars (WWII and Korea). they are living breathing monuments to the railroaders who designed, built, and operated these majestic machines. Operating big steam in winter, especially in the Rockies, is no pick nick. It never get's old seeing these wonderful machines out on the high iron where they belong.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/14 11:35 by mmm1000.



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