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Date: 08/08/19 15:10
4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: TheNavigator

RailGiants has posted the following on their 4014 website, http://www.railgiants.org/Big-Boy-Excursion-Info.php

Saturday, October 12, 2019
  Metrolink Rancho Cucamonga Station Parking Lot to West Colton, via charter bus.
  West Colton to Barstow area, via train.
  Barstow area to Metrolink Rancho Cucamonga Station Parking Lot, via charter bus.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
  Metrolink Rancho Cucamonga Station Parking Lot to Barstow area, via charter bus.
  Barstow area to West Colton, via train.
  West Colton to Metrolink Rancho Cucamonga Station Parking Lot, via charter bus.

Ticket sales open to the public on Aug. 24.

More information and details are at https://4014traintix.com/index.html

GK



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/19 16:23 by TheNavigator.



Date: 08/08/19 17:03
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: jcaestecker

They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the unreasonable influence of the air quality psychotics.

-John



Date: 08/08/19 17:24
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RRBaron

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the
> unreasonable influence of the air quality
> psychotics.
>
> -John

Do I hear the familiar sound of sour grapes? 



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/19 00:39 by RRBaron.



Date: 08/08/19 17:28
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RRBaron

Alas, tickets will range from $700. for a plain vanilla coach seat to $15,000. for a party of eight in the biz car. 



Date: 08/08/19 17:37
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: HotWater

RRBaron Wrote:
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> Alas, tickets will range from $700. for a plain
> vanilla coach seat to $15,000. for a party of
> eight in the biz car. 

Lets remember that it IS a fund raiser for that group that gave up the 4014.



Date: 08/08/19 17:49
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: cozephyr

Great to see UP's Big Boy will be offering a Southern California excursion in October 2019.  Great opportunity for the group that helped put UP 4014 back in service.



Date: 08/08/19 18:02
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RRBaron

HotWater Wrote:
> Lets remember that it IS a fund raiser for that
> group that gave up the 4014.

And so it will be a fund raiser, if the club sells-out the trains. So, in a sense, the public will be compensating the museum for transferring the 4014 back to UP...I mean what did the UP give up to get the 4014, a fancy Geep and an ex-Rock Island Caboose? (Right, there was a boxcar thrown in for keeping files.) I'm happy that the 4014 is rolling again, but I will be lineside for the event and save the cash to cover a ticket to Europe (same price)  where steam is running somewhere all the time. Let's see what was the price of a ticket from Paris to Istanbul on the Orient-Express the last time I took it...$1500? And that included a bedroom in an original O-E sleeper, not the Barstow Motel 6.    



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Date: 08/08/19 18:09
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: LTCerny

If I understand the track configuration correctly, leaving from West Colton would mean the excursion will go up the Palmdale cutoff to the summit of Cajon Pass. (The line 4449 used in the "great race" with 844.)



Date: 08/08/19 18:30
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: TheNavigator

LTCerny Wrote:
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> If I understand the track configuration correctly,
> leaving from West Colton would mean the excursion
> will go up the Palmdale cutoff to the summit of
> Cajon Pass. (The line 4449 used in the "great
> race" with 844.)

In order to get to Barstow from West Colton, 4014 will need to cross from the Cutoff to the BNSF.  This can be accomplished at either Keenbrook or Silverwood.  When 4014 was towed east out of Colton in 2014, the crossover occurred at Silverwood.
GK  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/19 18:33 by TheNavigator.



Date: 08/08/19 18:33
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: zchcsse

LTCerny Wrote:
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> If I understand the track configuration correctly,
> leaving from West Colton would mean the excursion
> will go up the Palmdale cutoff to the summit of
> Cajon Pass. (The line 4449 used in the "great
> race" with 844.)

It could also jump onto the BNSF in Colton, just outside of the yard, or part way up the pass at Keenebrook.   But I'd figure the route you mention, up to Silverwood just below Summit, to be the most likely.

-Tom



Date: 08/08/19 18:39
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: Duna

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the
> unreasonable influence of the air quality
> psychotics.
>
> -John



Colton and up the hill is in the South Coast Air Quality Management District, same as Los Angeles.



Date: 08/08/19 18:44
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: PacificElectric1961

I’m in!
This will be my third rail-transit event in October between NYC and Santa Fe. 
I don’t spend my money on middle-age guy stuff so it’s just train’s! 



Date: 08/08/19 20:40
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: Chico43

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the
> unreasonable influence of the air quality
> psychotics.
>
> -John

Those of us who can remember when it was painful to breath in the SoCal basin welcome the air quality psychosis and the SCAQMD with open arms, thank you very much!



Date: 08/08/19 20:49
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RailRat

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the
> unreasonable influence of the air quality
> psychotics.
>
> -John

Well, maybe, but the biggest psychotics for UP to worry about down here lately, are the countless Homeless/and or Drug addicts, wandering all over the infrastructure, completely oblivious to any trespass or safety whatsoever. Even a trip to West Colton nowdays for any train crew is more complicated, by watching out for these people on the tracks, a trip into LA would surly result in some kind of accident or near-miss.

I'm witnessing that every day now just on the roads here in Riverside and surrounding cities, and I hear the engineers honking for trespassers more and more lately.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/08/19 21:04
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RailRat

Best bet for 4014 is probably to stay on the inland routes, and away from the coast cities.
Even in inland cities, the pressure is getting high for oblivious people wandering onto the tracks, roads, and highways around here, it is actually getting pretty damn rediculous just around here in Riverside and surrounding communities I work in everyday. NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

Sorry for the rant, but thanks for listening, I feel better now.😂

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/19 21:07 by RailRat.



Date: 08/08/19 21:12
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: CPRR

Called it.... I assume it will exit through the Sunset route to visit Texas...



Date: 08/08/19 21:46
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: RailRat

...And enter from Salt Lake-Las Vegas route? the same route it left California? But wondering where they will turn or wye the train, or at least the 4014, in Colton, both on the way down, then again after Barstow trip?

And hope this trip raises many $$$ for RailGiants by the way

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/08/19 22:08
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: MojaveBill

Anyone who saw or breathed the air in SoCal before the "air quality psychotics" arrived wouldn't be saying things like that...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 08/08/19 22:52
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: A-1

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> They're smart to stay out of L.A. and the
> unreasonable influence of the air quality
> psychotics.
>
> -John

We had someone move to our Podunk NW town when I was in early grade school who had basically never been out of the LA basin before moving. They actually thought that stars in the night sky weren't actually real before moving.

Posted from Android



Date: 08/08/19 23:38
Re: 4014 So Cal Excursion Announcement for Oct 12-13
Author: CaliforniaSteam

RailRat Wrote:
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> ...And enter from Salt Lake-Las Vegas route? the
> same route it left California? But wondering where
> they will turn or wye the train, or at least the
> 4014, in Colton, both on the way down, then again
> after Barstow trip?
>
> And hope this trip raises many $$$ for RailGiants
> by the way

They can use the Baloon at Pepper (West Colton) to turn the whole train tailing into the yard. Then turn the whole train at Valley Jct/Jewell at Barstow.

CS



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