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Date: 07/08/19 12:08
UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: rmnrwy

A few pics from today.  'Big Boy' still in chalk on smokebox door. There were 21 centerflow hoppers in the consist.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/19 12:25 by rmnrwy.








Date: 07/08/19 12:38
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: wingomann

rmnrwy Wrote:
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> A few pics from today.  'Big Boy' still in chalk
> on smokebox door. There were 21 centerflow hoppers
> in the consist.

A revenue run?



Date: 07/08/19 12:43
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: HotWater

Hmmmmm. Note that the front coupler is swung out. Wonder why.



Date: 07/08/19 13:30
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: JP86

I noticed the same thing myself, maybe switching it around the shop area before it was under steam and was never swung back in?

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Date: 07/08/19 14:37
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: 6088

Maybe they want to be ready to shove a train over a hill!
 



Date: 07/08/19 14:51
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: UPTRAIN

HotWater Wrote:
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> Hmmmmm. Note that the front coupler is swung out.
> Wonder why.

Probably because they didn't swing it in.



Date: 07/08/19 15:30
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: BKLJ611

UPTRAIN Wrote:
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> HotWater Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hmmmmm. Note that the front coupler is swung
> out.
> > Wonder why.
>
> Probably because they didn't swing it in.

Nailed it. 



Date: 07/08/19 16:02
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: callum_out

Anyone know why the four hour delay this morning?

Out



Date: 07/08/19 16:20
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: CPRR

callum_out Wrote:
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> Anyone know why the four hour delay this morning?
>
> Out

"Probably because they didn't swing it in."



Date: 07/08/19 16:35
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: Bob3985

callum_out Wrote:
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> Anyone know why the four hour delay this morning?
>
> Out
While waiting at Archer for 4 hours for their departure I heard they had a steam leak ahead of the turret on top of the boiler.
I finally had to give up and go get something to eat as I was starting to fade away.
However, I did hear some whistling from the restaurant.
There will be plenty of photos from the 30+ photographers up on the overpass.
And I did get some pretty good photos of all the freights passing by in the mean time.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/08/19 17:20
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: WaterBoy

CPRR Wrote:
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> callum_out Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone know why the four hour delay this
> morning?
> >
> > Out
>
> "Probably because they didn't swing it in."

Was 3 hours, not 4.
Water leak repair took some, dispatching took some.

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Date: 07/08/19 17:43
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: RailRat

Thanks for the nice photos.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 07/08/19 20:05
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: goduckies

Nothing wrong with pointing it out. Calm your britches.

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Date: 07/08/19 20:48
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: ATSFSuperChief

Accurate info from those who know more than "coupler swung out". Having it swung out is really no big deal except for those who care too much about their photo. Perhaps they intended to swing it in but the steam leak diverted their attention. And those that care about the schedule are most likely upset, but they only matter to those who live in the upper floors in Omaha.
Wish them a good safe trip.

Don Allender



Date: 07/08/19 23:43
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: Mgoldman

LOOK Keystone - no flags!   : )

Now... if we could just do something about that diesel!

Nice shots, thanks for sharing!  And a thanks go out to
UP, diesel or not, still pretty freak'n wild! 

Horseshoe Curve is calling, lol.

/Mitch



Date: 07/09/19 04:20
Re: UP4014 departing Cheyenne
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      No idea what it takes to put the coupler 'in' or move it 'out' but either way it makes very little difference and if it is 'out' and usable, it makes it easy if they have to pull it.
      Most steam engines had couplers out there in the open.



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