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Date: 11/21/13 21:06
Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: tc

First I would like to thank Rich (pasadena sub) for starting these posts, well today I was able to make it out to pomona to see if I could catch the bigboy on her journey to the north end of the fairground, well I made it and thought I missed everything because everybody was gone but little did I know they were out to lunch well with the slow in the action I figured I would get some static shots.








Date: 11/21/13 21:11
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: tc

Well the crew made it back and the skys opened up. In the second shot the steam crew in the fourground work on track while the surveyors in the back line up the route to the metrolink , third shot is right after a cloud burst which gave some color to the scene








Date: 11/21/13 21:14
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: tc

Well with the rainbow we are way to the far north end of the fairgrounds.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/13 08:12 by tc.








Date: 11/21/13 21:16
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: tc

Well it was getting late and I had to get home so one last shot of the journey so far and I hope all goes well for the steam crew and the bigboy to a new home. I would love to watch them turn this in the corner but I think its time for me to work.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/13 21:21 by tc.






Date: 11/21/13 21:23
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: PasadenaSub

Great coverage, Tim. Glad you were able to make it out here for the move. Looks like they've reached the top end of the fairgrounds.

Nice catch with the rainbow! Did they mention if today was the last day of getting the 4014 into position before the big departure?

Rich



Date: 11/21/13 21:28
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: kurt765

Wow look at that lean on the curve! Interesting to see. Thanks for the updates! Being trapped at work for 12 hours a day while this is all going on sucks.

-K



Date: 11/21/13 21:46
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: 2720

Did anyone check that tender for a Pot of Gold??!!!!

Great series of photos!!

Mike



Date: 11/21/13 22:03
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: Mgoldman

A rainbow - of course! The more you railfan, the luckier you get.

Wonder who stayed home thinking - "I already got my shots".

Now - the only thing needed are some kids in the cab shouting:
"Are we there yet"

Thanks for sharing!

/Mitch



Date: 11/21/13 22:03
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: Steamjocky

Aren't they going to remove the main rods for transit?

Jack?

JDE



Date: 11/21/13 22:15
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: tc

Thanks Hey Rich they are going to turn it in that little space tommorrow and get it up next to the fence until the day of departure , I see they brought out the flood lights today so must mean a 24 hour guard



Date: 11/21/13 23:34
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: kurt765

Steamjocky Wrote:
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> Aren't they going to remove the main rods for
> transit?
>
> Jack?
>
> JDE


Nope. That would leave the wheels unbalanced. The pistons have been removed so it's not going to damage anything due to lack of steam lubrication.



Date: 11/22/13 08:59
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: NWClassJ

Over the parking lot and through the woods off Cheyenne I go.....Boy a bunch of hard work but they sure make it look easy. Thank you for the update and photos.



Date: 11/22/13 10:03
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: Cumbresfan

Is that graffiti on the firebox on the engineer's side in pictures 1 & 2? From your angle, it looks like it.



Date: 11/22/13 10:12
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: PasadenaSub

I don't see the graffiti, but I just noticed that the rain washed away the 'Big Boy' chalk scrawl that Ed Dickens did on the front of the engine.


Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> Is that graffiti on the firebox on the engineer's
> side in pictures 1 & 2? From your angle, it looks
> like it.



Date: 11/22/13 11:13
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: unseenthings

So after all of this, they still have to use the poor man's turntable to get it lined up? That should be an interesting trick.



Date: 11/22/13 11:44
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: CPRR

I would think that they are going to pull it tender first to Basset, then run "normally to Colton. No turning.



Date: 11/22/13 11:45
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: CR3

TC, great job on the photos. This fills in the missing link for all the photos I have taken over the last several days. I shot just about every phase of the move along with my son, Pasadena Sub but since he has the best quality photos between the two of us, there was no point in me posting any duplicates. A lot of credit is deserved by Ed and his crew for this outstanding move. Super Job!

CRS



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Date: 11/22/13 13:00
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: mmciau

Thanks to all for making the images available to all especially for us who live in other parts of the world and are fascinated by UP steam program.

Mike

Michael McInerney
Marion, South Australia,



Date: 11/22/13 16:02
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: NWClassJ

unseenthings Wrote:
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> So after all of this, they still have to use the
> poor man's turntable to get it lined up? That
> should be an interesting trick.


Just takes time and effort...not unlike what they have been doing.



Date: 11/22/13 19:12
Re: Todays UP 4014 pomona movements
Author: Steamjocky

kurt765 Wrote:
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> Steamjocky Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Aren't they going to remove the main rods for
> > transit?
> >
> > Jack?
> >
> > JDE
>
>
> Nope. That would leave the wheels unbalanced. The
> pistons have been removed so it's not going to
> damage anything due to lack of steam lubrication.


Thanks, Kurt, but I mentioned main rods, not side rods. The only reason I asked is because I don't remember seeing a locomotive being transported with the main rods attached. Not saying it didn't happen. Just saying I've never seen it. I'm not an expert on steam locomotives and don't claim to be. I just assumed they would be removed so there would be less items that needed lubrication for the trip.

JDE



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