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Date: 08/11/13 14:36
A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: PasadenaSub

After the news of the UP steam crew working on the Big Boy in Pomona, CA yesterday, my dad and I headed over to visit the behemoth for one last time on display at the LA County Fairgrounds before the big move. Living only about 10 miles away, I wished I had visited more often. Here's some pictures of the 4014 today.

1-3) Some views from the front, with one of the removed pistons.








Date: 08/11/13 14:38
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: PasadenaSub

4-6) The overhead structure and a closeup of the fireman's side front cylinder.








Date: 08/11/13 14:39
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: PasadenaSub

7-9) More parts on the ground and views from the cab.








Date: 08/11/13 14:41
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: PasadenaSub

10-12) The engineer's side in the cab, the tender interior, and the UP steam crew's tent (I think they went to lunch just as we arrived).








Date: 08/11/13 14:43
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: PasadenaSub

13) One last shot, from the rear looking forward. It will be interesting to see how nice they can make this engine look and run. I'd sure be willing to make the trip to Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska to see her run in a few years.

Rich



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/13 14:44 by PasadenaSub.




Date: 08/11/13 14:51
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: FrensicPic

I was down there as well this morning...just had to see 4014 before heading to Wyoming.
John



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Date: 08/11/13 14:59
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: ut-1

Thanks for posting your pictures.



Date: 08/11/13 15:11
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: NWClassJ

Thanks for sharing your photos. UP is really hustling on this and the work done so far in preparation for the move is very interesting to see, I only wish I could get out there.



Date: 08/11/13 15:15
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: FrensicPic

PasadenaSub...I think I was up in the cab when you were taking those shots..."someone" with a SLR and flash was!
John



Date: 08/11/13 15:23
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: LoggerHogger

Well, the adventure begins!

Martin



Date: 08/11/13 16:14
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: 4-12-2

What the vast majority of you cannot or certainly do not know it that a great deal of the reason behind the 4014's present condition is down to a very, very dedicated man who lives nowhere near 4014 and a very solid local buddy. The "gantry" you see in these photos was built by this guy, among many other maintenance elements, most with his own money, time and sweat. Over the decades, we have heard of similar stories. This one's real.

No, it's most assuredly not me! I simply want to make sure all know that a deeply dedicated man has had a lot to do with what we're set to benefit from in the future.

John Bush
Omaha



Date: 08/11/13 18:43
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: CarolVoss

LoggerHogger Wrote:
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> Well, the adventure begins!
>
> Martin

Uh, Martin, I think the adventure began a month or so ago when the word "hit the streets" that UP was interested in restoring it etc. What I am waiting for is to see the posts that will go off the charts once they start to actually move this thing back to Wyoming--------there will be second by second posts from the first turn of the wheel until it rests in the Cheyenne roundhouse or whereever. I'll bet this subject has broken all records on TO if you add up all the threads and views and posts--------maybe Todd can give us a run down of the current status of how many views etc on all the various threads!! :-)
C.

Carol Voss
Salinas, CA



Date: 08/11/13 18:44
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: Frisco1522

I'm surprised at how dry the valves and pistons are. When we opened 1522 up for the first time, everything was still sticky from steam oil.



Date: 08/11/13 19:33
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: wattslocal

As I remenber years ago, that all the pistons were loaded in the coal bunker in the tender. The "pistons" were actually painted pieces of pipe -- look at your photos.

Those two "mickey Mouse" loaders will never break the loco loose from sitting. Call Hulcher, they probably would be happy to bring out their giant loader.

Watta local



Date: 08/11/13 20:30
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: CPRR

CarolVoss Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> LoggerHogger Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Well, the adventure begins!
> >
> > Martin
>
> Uh, Martin, I think the adventure began a month or
> so ago when the word "hit the streets" that UP was
> interested in restoring it etc. What I am waiting
> for is to see the posts that will go off the
> charts once they start to actually move this thing
> back to Wyoming--------there will be second by
> second posts from the first turn of the wheel
> until it rests in the Cheyenne roundhouse or
> whereever. I'll bet this subject has broken all
> records on TO if you add up all the threads and
> views and posts--------maybe Todd can give us a
> run down of the current status of how many views
> etc on all the various threads!! :-)
> C.

My suggestion to Todd is that he has a seperate thread titled 4014 move. Then we all could post photos there and not clog up the steam board....

Posted from iPhone



Date: 08/11/13 20:34
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: CarolVoss

CPRR Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> CarolVoss Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > LoggerHogger Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Well, the adventure begins!
> > >
> > > Martin
> >
> > Uh, Martin, I think the adventure began a month
> or
> > so ago when the word "hit the streets" that UP
> was
> > interested in restoring it etc. What I am
> waiting
> > for is to see the posts that will go off the
> > charts once they start to actually move this
> thing
> > back to Wyoming--------there will be second by
> > second posts from the first turn of the wheel
> > until it rests in the Cheyenne roundhouse or
> > whereever. I'll bet this subject has broken
> all
> > records on TO if you add up all the threads and
> > views and posts--------maybe Todd can give us a
> > run down of the current status of how many
> views
> > etc on all the various threads!! :-)
> > C.
>
> My suggestion to Todd is that he has a seperate
> thread titled 4014 move. Then we all could post
> photos there and not clog up the steam board....
>
> Posted from iPhone


Excellent idea!! But I'd still like to see a count on the number of posts and views and etc!! I am sure it is an all time record and growing!!
C.

Carol Voss
Salinas, CA



Date: 08/12/13 00:46
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: alco636

It's wonderful to see work begin on the 4014! Wow!

Posted from Android

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN



Date: 08/13/13 08:58
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: mmm1000

It will be sad in a way that the museum is loosing 4014 but I bet they made the deal that if she is retired again they get first dibs. It's going to be great to see the ol girl rolling back towards home.



Date: 08/13/13 09:33
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: davew833

The thing I love about these pictures is the natural weathered colors #4014 appears in, not all tarted up with lots of shiny black and bright silver. Aside from the boiler jacket missing, she looks like she could operate today.



Date: 08/13/13 14:11
Re: A few of the UP 4014 in Pomona today
Author: Waybiller

mmm1000 Wrote:
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> It will be sad in a way that the museum is loosing
> 4014 but I bet they made the deal that if she is
> retired again they get first dibs. It's going to
> be great to see the ol girl rolling back towards
> home.


Next time I'm near Pomona I plan to visit the museum and make a small donation in thanks, and see the rest of their collection, of course.



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