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Oct 12, 2019 09:48 |  #5401

If you're in the Southwestern US and want to photograph this locomotive, it's on tour right now. I posted info at

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1510624

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Oct 12, 2019 14:19 |  #5402

dangermoney wrote in post #18942943 (external link)
If you're in the Southwestern US and want to photograph this locomotive, it's on tour right now. I posted info at

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1510624

Pic from the 'net:

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TY, danger; a friend and I may try to get some pics...WEDNESDAY, we're going Wednesday. We'll start in Mohawk and the I-8 rest area, then eastward to Gila Bend, then continue following it eastward on Old US80 and then AZ 238 into Maricopa where we'll turn north on N. John Wayne Parkway/AZ 347 and come home to Phoenix.

We're still looking for an amateur-but-enthusiastic videographer.


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Oct 13, 2019 04:07 |  #5403

another couple from today
Redwater Creek Heritage railway


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Oct 13, 2019 19:19 |  #5404

BIG BOY 4014..Rolling into Victorville ca.


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Oct 14, 2019 06:58 |  #5405

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BIG BOY 4014..Rolling into Victorville ca.
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Oct 14, 2019 15:26 as a reply to  @ Eidelweiss's post |  #5406

Thanks I appreciate




  
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Oct 15, 2019 11:37 |  #5407

California Northern working the central valley, near Gustine California. GP15-1 in the lead with a GP38-2 behind.

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Oct 15, 2019 23:12 |  #5408

Big Boy heading from Yermo to Barstow to pick up the passengers for the trip back to West Colton.

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Oct 16, 2019 00:28 |  #5409

Itsed65 wrote in post #18944749 (external link)
California Northern working the central valley, near Gustine California. GP15-1 in the lead with a GP38-2 behind.
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Flew over these two in Tracy at the old SP yard last Saturday.




  
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Oct 16, 2019 01:09 |  #5410

Kszok wrote in post #18945071 (external link)
Big Boy heading from Yermo to Barstow to pick up the passengers for the trip back to West Colton.

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Are both pictures the same engine? That is one HUGE engine!!!


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Oct 16, 2019 01:20 |  #5411

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Are both pictures the same engine? That is one HUGE engine!!!

I believe there were only 25 of those made, only 8 still exists and that one is the only one that actually runs.




  
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Oct 16, 2019 04:00 |  #5412

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18945130 (external link)
Are both pictures the same engine? That is one HUGE engine!!!

yes its an articulated 4-8-8-4 built by Alco (American Locomotive Company) 1941- 1944. they served until 1959.

the Chesapeake and Ohio Alleghenies were more powerful but slightly smaller (see my image of one in this thread)

132' long, 1.2 million pounds. the articulation is in the sub-frame of the drive wheels allowing it to traverse curves. 6,290 hp (the Alleghenies had around 7,400-ish) $265,000 in 1941, $4,513,993 in 2018 dollars.. (wikipedia)




  
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Oct 16, 2019 05:53 |  #5413

It must be awesome to feel the ground shaking as the Big Boy rolls through.


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Oct 16, 2019 07:05 |  #5414

My grandpa was a rail engineer for 57 years. Drove the steamers up until they were phased out in the early 50s or so. He drove the Allegheny along the Ohio river into West Virginia. That engine now sits in the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. He always said he hated when they phased out the steamers, even though the working conditions on the diesels were much better. But, of course, he would never admit that.

He's on the right along with his fireman.



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Oct 18, 2019 15:27 |  #5415

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