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Date: 07/10/19 16:03
Question about U.P Steam
Author: Txtrainman60

Does anyone know if they plan on running the 4014 to locations other than the midwest?  I'm well aware of it's size and know it is very restricted as to just where it can go. One would think they could atleast run 844 down to Texas for those of us less fortunante.



Date: 07/10/19 16:15
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: CPRR

Know it is coming California in October. Whether it is going back east through AZ-NM-TX then home is another story.



Date: 07/10/19 17:05
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: Bob3985

CPRR Wrote:
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> Know it is coming California in October. Whether
> it is going back east through AZ-NM-TX then home
> is another story.
Rumor is that they plan to take the Sunset route back from California.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/10/19 18:12
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: Keystone1

I have my spot all staked out on Horseshoe Curve.



Date: 07/10/19 18:13
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: HotWater

Keystone1 Wrote:
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> I have my spot all staked out on Horseshoe Curve.

May I suggest you camp there and hold your breath?



Date: 07/10/19 18:13
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: Keystone1

I have my spot already staked out on Horseshoe Curve.



Date: 07/10/19 18:31
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: Smell-the-Glove

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Know it is coming California in October.
> Whether
> > it is going back east through AZ-NM-TX then
> home
> > is another story.
> Rumor is that they plan to take the Sunset route
> back from California.

Whoa. That would be incredible. Were you firing the challenger last time it ran through houston?

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/19 18:39 by Smell-the-Glove.



Date: 07/11/19 01:02
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: 1976

Keystone1 Wrote:
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> I have my spot already staked out on Horseshoe
> Curve.


Why?



Date: 07/11/19 10:29
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: Bob3985

My last trips on the crew were in 2002. So it would depend on when but I have been to Houston several times with the steam locomotives.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/11/19 10:56
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: callum_out

Sunset huh, yup Yuma would be REAL pleasant today.

Out



Date: 07/11/19 11:43
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: CPRR

callum_out Wrote:
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> Sunset huh, yup Yuma would be REAL pleasant
> today.
>
> Out

By October, maybe not as bad as today. Last time I saw a steamer on this line was when 844 came through Indio a few years back

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/11/19 12:31
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: donner_dude1

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Know it is coming California in October.
> Whether
> > it is going back east through AZ-NM-TX then
> home
> > is another story.
> Rumor is that they plan to take the Sunset route
> back from California.

If this is true I wish they would reverse the order. Sunset Route W/B and LASL E/B. 

It would be amazing to see it working upgrade on several sets of 2.2% plus grades such as Cajon, Cima Hill and Meadow Valley Wash/Clover Creek Canyon.  

W/B there are only a few short stretches of of 1.6% or less. A lot of downhill running which is pretty boring to photograph if you like steam.



Date: 07/11/19 12:40
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: callum_out

Eastbound from Tucson (if they get out on time) has some very nice photo opps.

Out



Date: 07/11/19 13:29
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: CPRR

But wait, doesn’t the current steam crew prefer down hill runs with this locomotive?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/11/19 16:11
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: CaliforniaSteam

I would bet the routing will be LASL out and then back the same way. When they do there special trip up cajon for the rail giants they will turn the entire train at Valley Jct on the BNSF in Barstow.

CS



Date: 07/11/19 17:19
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: ProAmtrak

I know I owe it to myself to do this, I know I boycotted for a while, but what the heck, I got my opinions but seeing her at Pamona, then now in operation in October, I know I gotta let my dad and my friend Mark know ASAP once the dates are set!



Date: 07/11/19 17:24
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: callum_out

CS's comment would certainly make sense in light of the fact that the wye is easily able to handle both the 4014 and the full
train. not to mention good visibility from a fan standpoint. What might be interesting is the departure point in SoCal.

Out



Date: 07/11/19 18:00
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: CPRR

callum_out Wrote:
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> CS's comment would certainly make sense in light
> of the fact that the wye is easily able to handle
> both the 4014 and the full
> train. not to mention good visibility from a fan
> standpoint. What might be interesting is the
> departure point in SoCal.
>
> Out

Would be beyond cool if she left from LAUPT, but I am sure it is going to be Colton.



Date: 07/12/19 18:21
Re: Question about U.P Steam
Author: ProAmtrak

That happens it'll be a bigger crowdc than when 3751 left there back in 03!



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