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Date: 06/01/23 16:01
Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: starsandbars

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/23 17:05 by starsandbars.



Date: 06/01/23 17:13
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: alco244

HELL, i want to run it!!!!!!!!!!



Date: 06/01/23 17:39
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: HotWater

alco244 Wrote:
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> HELL, i want to run it!!!!!!!!!!

Why bother. Most of the work is done by the diesels behind.



Date: 06/01/23 17:42
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: alco244

isolate them, give me more heat, more steam and tonnage



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/01/23 17:43 by alco244.



Date: 06/01/23 20:40
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: bankshotone

Wow, it's already approaching 10k. This will be interesting...



Date: 06/01/23 20:47
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

bankshotone Wrote:
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> Wow, it's already approaching 10k. This will be
> interesting...


Bid now is $ 9150

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Date: 06/02/23 08:19
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: Jesse6669

I think I would like this better if it was a raffle for the cabride.  Maybe charge $25 per ticket.   That's 400 tickets to raise $10k.  I'd probably buy one for that amount, but as it is, there's no way I'll even sniff at this opportunity as awesome as it would be.  TBH, a raffle might even raise more funds than an auction.  But now, it's someone with a spare $10k who will buy the cabride.

My $.02
 



Date: 06/02/23 11:16
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: bankshotone

longliveSP Wrote:
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> I have to caution that this is a brand new never
> before seen eBay account, the name is all small
> letters with no spaces but underscores.
>
> The website is not an official UP RR Museum
> website that I can find.
>
> A Google search for "The Flannery Corporation"
> finds nothing. 
>
> Sorry to be a downer, but this smells. Someone
> should contact the UP RR Museum and verify if this
> is legit. I have filled out the contact me page
> and am awaiting a reply, but if anyone has a
> direct contact that would be better.

Lots of folks are hollering scam or fake or whatever but this is legitimate. Ed Dickens has confirmed it. The U.P. museum Facebook page has published the post 4 hours ago in their page. The U.P. has also unit out on their official steam club page.

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Date: 06/02/23 11:36
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Musuem
Author: longliveSP

bankshotone Wrote:
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> Lots of folks are hollering scam or fake or
> whatever but this is legitimate. Ed Dickens has
> confirmed it. The U.P. museum Facebook page has
> published the post 4 hours ago in their page. The
> U.P. has also unit out on their official steam
> club page.

Yes I have received confirmation it is legit. And I am also notifying the UP RR Museum that they bungled this by doing things backwards. As I pointed out, lots of red flags. If this was done properly those red flags would not have been there.



Date: 06/02/23 11:54
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: 57A26

HotWater Wrote:
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> alco244 Wrote:
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> -----
> > HELL, i want to run it!!!!!!!!!!
>
> Why bother. Most of the work is done by the
> diesels behind.

When I was pilot engineer from Omaha to Boone, the diesel behind it only was used for some dynamic braking to keep from using the train's brakes.  That was leaving Carroll heading for the CP at East Carroll at restricted speed under train control.  It was never used for power.  That was the same experiences that other pilot engineers had that I talked to on the Iowa portion of that 2019 trip.



Date: 06/02/23 12:21
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: HotWater

57A26 Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > alco244 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > HELL, i want to run it!!!!!!!!!!
> >
> > Why bother. Most of the work is done by the
> > diesels behind.
>
> When I was pilot engineer from Omaha to Boone, the
> diesel behind it only was used for some dynamic
> braking to keep from using the train's brakes. 
> That was leaving Carroll heading for the CP at
> East Carroll at restricted speed under train
> control.  It was never used for power.  That was
> the same experiences that other pilot engineers
> had that I talked to on the Iowa portion of that
> 2019 trip.

The story is a bit different from the various Pilot Engineers out west, where the ascending grades are.



Date: 06/02/23 14:33
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: Josta

It's at $16,351 now.

For a 1.5 hour cab ride from Pine Bluffs WY to Cheyenne.

Standing room only.

 

John Acosta
Palm Springs, CA



Date: 06/06/23 11:54
Re: Want to ride the big boy cab auction by UP Museum
Author: cchan006

HotWater Wrote:
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> The story is a bit different from the various
> Pilot Engineers out west, where the ascending
> grades are.

You can hear the diesel working hard in some of the videos posted back in 2019. (this is NOT debatable)

I gave advice privately to some people on how to chase the 4014 (message dated 10/1/2019), and I followed my own advice and got 4014 running on relatively flat ground in Utah and Arizona. Got good visuals and sounds. 4014 wasn't "broken in" yet in 2019, so maybe the Big Boy runs better now.



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