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Apr 25, 2017 08:39 |  #3781

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Apr 29, 2017 11:16 |  #3782

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May 01, 2017 06:18 |  #3783

Roger W. Spillman wrote in post #18336120 (external link)
Here's one I took on 04/21/2017 (#844)

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Do they run a lot of these old engines? I never see anything like this around where I live in NC.


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May 01, 2017 09:10 |  #3784

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May 01, 2017 10:20 |  #3785

LA Smith wrote in post #18343346 (external link)
Do they run a lot of these old engines? I never see anything like this around where I live in NC.


Here's a link about 844.
https://www.up.com …am-boise-turn-special.htm (external link)


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May 01, 2017 11:11 |  #3786

LA Smith wrote in post #18343346 (external link)
Do they run a lot of these old engines? I never see anything like this around where I live in NC.

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:

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May 01, 2017 12:39 |  #3787

Brules wrote in post #18343538 (external link)
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 …X5haUFK5n7yqfs2​vIoq_wGTVe (external link)

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 (external link)" 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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May 01, 2017 13:12 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #3788

Without those unsightly panels it has now


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May 01, 2017 17:17 as a reply to  @ LA Smith's post |  #3789

I've got In Laws in Shallotte which helped me find my way to Spencer. I don't know where in NC you are, but one of the best Museums I've ever been to runs a nice Steamer on short excursions. Check this out when you can:

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May 02, 2017 15:47 |  #3790

Cormac wrote in post #18343644 (external link)
Without those unsightly panels it has now

I found if you go to the National New York Central Railroad Museum website. then click on the link there (click here to view The National New York Central Railroad (NYCRR) museum slideshow) (external link) in the slideshow you will see the unsightly panels were on the engine!

They should be there. Yes I prefer the look without the panels also.


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May 02, 2017 16:05 |  #3791

Like blinders on a horse


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May 03, 2017 11:13 |  #3792

Elephant ear smoke deflectors were applied to steam locomotives which had "soft" (low back pressure) exhaust systems that didn't lift the smoke away from the loco. They were commonly found in more modern (or modernized) locomotives with advanced-design exhaust nozzles. Otherwise the crew could get asphyxiated.


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May 03, 2017 11:15 |  #3793

Our green hills are quickly turning "gold" after a few days of 80-90 degree weather. This one is from last week as an east bound intermodal enters Franklin Canyon on the BNSF Stockton Sub

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May 03, 2017 12:33 |  #3794

Itsed65 wrote in post #18345303 (external link)
Elephant ear smoke deflectors were applied to steam locomotives which had "soft" (low back pressure) exhaust systems that didn't lift the smoke away from the loco. They were commonly found in more modern (or modernized) locomotives with advanced-design exhaust nozzles. Otherwise the crew could get asphyxiated.

Was this part of the reason for the big panels on some steam engines Cormac is referring too?

Interesting.....


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May 03, 2017 13:48 |  #3795

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18345355 (external link)
Was this part of the reason for the big panels on some steam engines Cormac is referring too?

Interesting.....

Yes, the panels were known as "elephant ears"


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