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Date: 05/19/23 07:58
4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: jdellachiesa

Just announced:
https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

"The Big Boy will leave Cheyenne, Wyoming, on June 7, en route to Omaha. It will make whistle-stops in Wyoming and Nebraska, before returning to its home base in Cheyenne on July 3. During its Omaha display at Union Pacific's Home Plate, next to Charles Schwab Field, the public will be allowed to see the locomotive up close between June 15-21 and June 24-25 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m."

Jarrod DellaChiesa
Oakley, CA



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/23 08:08 by jdellachiesa.



Date: 05/19/23 08:17
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: Lightning_Slinger

Eddy takes his toy to Omaha....



Date: 05/19/23 08:41
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: SPB

Must be for the annual college baseball world series in Omaha.  UP often has a train spotted across the street.

Gerry



Date: 05/19/23 08:42
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: patd3985

Lightning_Slinger Wrote:
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> Eddy takes his toy to Omaha..

And you wouldn't, if YOU had the chance?..



Date: 05/19/23 08:48
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: A-1

Lightning_Slinger Wrote:
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> Eddy takes his toy to Omaha....

Yup. to the enjoyment of thousands, while a few either continue whining about the same things or find new ways to whine about different aspects of the same old things. Which one sounds more fun?

Posted from Android



Date: 05/19/23 08:58
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: Milw_E70

Always the same people beating that dead horse…over and over

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/19/23 08:59
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: ironmtn

A-1 Wrote:
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> Lightning_Slinger Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Eddy takes his toy to Omaha....
>
> Yup. to the enjoyment of thousands, while a few
> either continue whining about the same things or
> find new ways to whine about different aspects of
> the same old things. Which one sounds more fun?
>
> Posted from Android

ZING!! Pointedly and perfectly said! Hint - even so, they won't quit. Get the popcorn popper warmed up.....

MC



Date: 05/19/23 09:03
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: callum_out

People are allowed to have their own opinions and from someone who saw then run in service as kid I can
say that the current version is a disappointment.

Out 



Date: 05/19/23 09:06
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: A-1

callum_out Wrote:
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> People are allowed to have their own opinions and
> from someone who saw then run in service as kid I
> can
> say that the current version is a disappointment.
>
> Out 

That's awesome you got to see the real thing! But now there's a whole new wave of steam fans who didn't even get to see the Steve Lee era of excursions. Should they not be excited about an increasingly rare mainline steam trip because it was way better 70 years ago?

Posted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/23 09:32 by A-1.



Date: 05/19/23 09:09
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: HotWater

A-1 Wrote:
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> callum_out Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > People are allowed to have their own opinions
> and
> > from someone who saw then run in service as kid
> I
> > can
> > say that the current version is a
> disappointment.
> >
> > Out 
>
> That's awesome you got to see the real thing! But
> now there's a whole new wave of steam fans who
> didn't even get to see the Steve Lee era of
> excursions. Should they not be excited because it
> was way better 70 years ago?


What about poor 844? It has now been 4 years since she ran.



Date: 05/19/23 09:30
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: A-1

HotWater Wrote:
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> A-1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > callum_out Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > People are allowed to have their own opinions
> > and
> > > from someone who saw then run in service as
> kid
> > I
> > > can
> > > say that the current version is a
> > disappointment.
> > >
> > > Out 
> >
> > That's awesome you got to see the real thing!
> But
> > now there's a whole new wave of steam fans who
> > didn't even get to see the Steve Lee era of
> > excursions. Should they not be excited because
> it
> > was way better 70 years ago?
>
>
> What about poor 844? It has now been 4 years since
> she ran.

What about it? If they ran 844, I'm sure just about everyone that's new to this would be excited, too.

Posted from Android



Date: 05/19/23 09:35
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: LTCerny

Hopefully there will be good photographic coverage of 4014 on the very circuitous and scenic section of line between Albin and La Grange on June 7.  



Date: 05/19/23 09:44
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: HotWater

LTCerny Wrote:
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> Hopefully there will be good photographic coverage
> of 4014 on the very circuitous and scenic section
> of line between Albin and La Grange on June 7.  

As many times as I've been on the UP main line between Cheyenne, WY and Omaha, NE, I must admit that I can't recall either of those two towns. Where in Nebraska is "Albin and LaGrange"?



Date: 05/19/23 09:46
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: longliveSP

callum_out Wrote:
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> People are allowed to have their own opinions and
> from someone who saw then run in service as kid I
> can
> say that the current version is a disappointment.
>
> Out 

<TRANSLATION>
Why back in my day we walked 5 miles to school up hill each way. And barefoot too.
</TRANSLATION>



Date: 05/19/23 09:47
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: TractiveEffort

HotWater Wrote:
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> LTCerny Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hopefully there will be good photographic
> coverage
> > of 4014 on the very circuitous and scenic
> section
> > of line between Albin and La Grange on June
> 7.  
>
> As many times as I've been on the UP main line
> between Cheyenne, WY and Omaha, NE, I must admit
> that I can't recall either of those two towns.
> Where in Nebraska is "Albin and LaGrange"?

On the Yoder Sub, which connects to the Sidney at Egbert WY.



Date: 05/19/23 09:51
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: Tacky3663

844 still needs a few upgrades and PTC added to her before she'll run again



Date: 05/19/23 11:16
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: wabash2800

callum_out Wrote:
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> People are allowed to have their own opinions and
> from someone who saw then run in service as kid I
> can
> say that the current version is a disappointment.
>
> Out 

LongliveSp Wrote:

<TRANSLATION>
Why back in my day we walked 5 miles to school up hill each way. And barefoot too.
</TRANSLATION>
And step through the dinosaur shit barefoot too....

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/23 11:24 by wabash2800.



Date: 05/19/23 11:24
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: bankshotone

Tacky3663 Wrote:
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> 844 still needs a few upgrades and PTC added to
> her before she'll run again

Don't they use the 4015 for ptc?



Date: 05/19/23 11:28
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: callum_out

It was always a symbol of power, let the UP demonstrate that their $14M project is still capable.

Out 



Date: 05/19/23 11:44
Re: 4014's Home Run Express (June 7 - July 3, 2023)
Author: bankshotone

callum_out Wrote:
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> People are allowed to have their own opinions and
> from someone who saw then run in service as kid I
> can
> say that the current version is a disappointment.
>
> Out 


Ironically, the same thing was said to me withing the last 24 hours.....

Posted from Android



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