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Date: 07/10/19 07:26
4014 arrives in North Platte: newspaper report & video
Author: Copy19

The North Platte Telegraph has a nice article and video of the 4014 arriving in downtown North Platte yesterday morning.
https://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/a-long-time-chugging/article_1a85c080-a2c3-11e9-82a8-ebf0fb809940.html

JB - Omaha



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/19 13:38 by Copy19.



Date: 07/10/19 07:52
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: LarryB

Is it my 74 yr old eyes playing tricks or have the cylinder head covers finally been installed?



Date: 07/10/19 07:56
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: WaterBoy

Nope, not yet.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/10/19 07:57
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: DWitte

LarryB Wrote:
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> Is it my 74 yr old eyes playing tricks or have the
> cylinder head covers finally been installed?

It's just shadows. No cylinder head covers.

Duane Witte
Holt, MO



Date: 07/10/19 07:58
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: HotWater

LarryB Wrote:
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> Is it my 74 yr old eyes playing tricks or have the
> cylinder head covers finally been installed?

Didn't look like it to me. The cylinder head covers were not installed when she departed Cheyenne (see the great photo of her on Archer Hill, posted the other day). Besides, I think she looks better without the cylinder head covers anyway.



Date: 07/10/19 08:20
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: CPRR

In the video, is that a blow down happening, between the cab and tender?. Also, where are the hopper cars?



Date: 07/10/19 08:36
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: HotWater

CPRR Wrote:
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> In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> between the cab and tender?.

Yes.

Also, where are the
> hopper cars?

Apparently left in the freight receiving yard.



Date: 07/10/19 10:14
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: LarryB

Thanks for the response.  I'm off to see the optometrist.



Date: 07/10/19 10:30
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: CPRR

HotWater Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> > between the cab and tender?.
>
> Yes.
>
> Also, where are the
> > hopper cars?
>
> Apparently left in the freight receiving yard.

Thanks Jack.



Date: 07/10/19 16:11
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: BKLJ611

HotWater Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> > between the cab and tender?.
>
> Yes.
>
> Also, where are the
> > hopper cars?
>
> Apparently left in the freight receiving yard.


It would seem that the steam would be a little more high pressure than that, no?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/10/19 16:34
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: WaterBoy

Exhausting 300 psi boiler water to the blowdown discharge pipe results in about 22% of it flashing to steam, and the rest falling out as hot water.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/11/19 15:51
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: CaliforniaSteam

CPRR Wrote:
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> In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> between the cab and tender?. Also, where are the
> hopper cars?

Yep your not seeing things thats the blow down piping that was done. You mean those "loaded hopper cars". Set out at North Platte most likely.

CS



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 15:55 by CaliforniaSteam.



Date: 07/11/19 16:15
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: HotWater

CaliforniaSteam Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> > between the cab and tender?. Also, where are
> the
> > hopper cars?
>
> Yep your not seeing things thats the blow down
> piping that was done. You mean those "loaded
> hopper cars". Set out at North Platte most
> likely.
>
> CS

Since the moderators have chosen to lock the 3 page thread on 4014 pulling freight up Archer Hill, I'll state hear that all 21 of those covered hoppers were in fact EMPTY! Contrary to what "waterboy" posted about them being loaded with cement, I had a friend at the UP run the freight consist of that train, and confirmed that all 21 cars were empty, thus totalling only about 630 tons.



Date: 07/11/19 16:43
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: BKLJ611

HotWater Wrote:
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> CaliforniaSteam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > CPRR Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> > > between the cab and tender?. Also, where are
> > the
> > > hopper cars?
> >
> > Yep your not seeing things thats the blow down
> > piping that was done. You mean those "loaded
> > hopper cars". Set out at North Platte most
> > likely.
> >
> > CS
>
> Since the moderators have chosen to lock the 3
> page thread on 4014 pulling freight up Archer
> Hill, I'll state hear that all 21 of those covered
> hoppers were in fact EMPTY! Contrary to what
> "waterboy" posted about them being loaded with
> cement, I had a friend at the UP run the freight
> consist of that train, and confirmed that all 21
> cars were empty, thus totalling only about 630
> tons.

Well there it is straight from the horses mouth. Thanks HW

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/11/19 16:58
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: CaliforniaSteam

HotWater Wrote:
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> CaliforniaSteam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > CPRR Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > In the video, is that a blow down happening,
> > > between the cab and tender?. Also, where are
> > the
> > > hopper cars?
> >
> > Yep your not seeing things thats the blow down
> > piping that was done. You mean those "loaded
> > hopper cars". Set out at North Platte most
> > likely.
> >
> > CS
>
> Since the moderators have chosen to lock the 3
> page thread on 4014 pulling freight up Archer
> Hill, I'll state hear that all 21 of those covered
> hoppers were in fact EMPTY! Contrary to what
> "waterboy" posted about them being loaded with
> cement, I had a friend at the UP run the freight
> consist of that train, and confirmed that all 21
> cars were empty, thus totalling only about 630
> tons.

Wow so truth comes out, I'm not surprised. Thanks HW for the info. I'm not surprised by this on bit. Train consist's don't lie.

CS



Date: 07/11/19 17:50
Re: 4014 arrives in North Platte
Author: CPRR

"Since the moderators have chosen to lock the 3 page thread on 4014 pulling freight up Archer Hill, I'll state hear that all 21 of those covered hoppers were in fact EMPTY! Contrary to what "waterboy" posted about them being loaded with cement, I had a friend at the UP run the freight consist of that train, and confirmed that all 21 cars were empty, thus totalling only about 630 tons."

While as a steam person, I am glad that the Big Boy is restored, I am not glad the lying continues. In the thread on Archer Hill, I implied the cars were empty. Instantly pounced upon. Cement, then sand, now nothing in them. Also, shouldn't the 4014 have them in tow all of the way to Omaha, where I am very sure that the passenger consist will be hooked up. So from North Platte to Omaha, no assistance for braking? Or is she going to run at 40 mph only?



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