Brules wrote in post #18343538
UP has probably the best steam preservation program off all the Class I railroads. They have 3 steam engines currently along with the DD40AX, and a set of E units.
UP just finished a complete 100% rebuild of the 844 (4-8-4), and is in the process of doing the same thing on the 4014 (4-8-8-4). Once done with THAT monster project I think they plan on moving on to the 3985 (4-6-6-4). Their whole program is fascinating, there are TON of videos on youtube that UP regularly puts up showing just how big of a job the 844 restoration was and they are documenting the 4014 now.
Video below is just a small sample of what they went through to get the thing ready to move (dead head) from its old home in CA to WY:https://youtu.be …X5haUFK5n7yqfs2vIoq_wGTVe
Very interesting set of videos on the 4014. I watched several of them.
There is a steam engine in Elkhart, Indiana in the "National New York Central Railroad Museum" run by the city, that I doubt will ever be restored, at least not in my lifetime since the small town of Elkhart does not have the millions of $$$ needed to restore it.
The picture below I took in 2010.
After watching your video I am hoping to go back to the museum as I would like to ask if they are at least keeping the engine greased to try to keep it from getting any worse than it already is.
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