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Oct 30, 2019 13:12 |  #5431

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

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Are the two yellow railcars for extra fuel, or some other purpose? And then the modern engine, is it helping push, or just for a possible breakdown of the BigBoy?

It will be coming through Oklahoma in Nov. I'm really torn, I'd love to go see it, but it would be about a 300+ mile roundtrip.


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Oct 30, 2019 23:53 as a reply to  @ Terry McDaniel's post |  #5432

the yellow tenders are just extra water and fuel (coal i believe. not sure that 4014 was built or converted for oil)...

the diesel is in the event there is a breakdown since theyre running on the mainline...




  
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Oct 31, 2019 00:16 |  #5433

Ltdave wrote in post #18953108 (external link)
the yellow tenders are just extra water and fuel (coal i believe. not sure that 4014 was built or converted for oil)...
the diesel is in the event there is a breakdown since theyre running on the mainline...

4014, built for coal, was converted to an oil burner quite recently.


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Oct 31, 2019 09:15 as a reply to  @ DavidWatts's post |  #5434

It's my understanding that this one was just recently rebuilt.

In fact I think it's the only Big Boy running.

......not certain, though.


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Oct 31, 2019 09:18 as a reply to  @ Terry McDaniel's post |  #5435

The yellow tank cars are water and/or fuel for the Big Boy to extend its range. Many of the old steam support systems have been long since removed from the mainlines.
The diesel locomotive serves many functions:
1) Motive power in the event something happens to the Big Boy
2) Generating electricity for the passenger cars
3) Supplying dynamic braking for the consist to reduce wear and tear on engine/car braking systems
4) Generate "drag" for the Big Boy to work against (unverified - read it in an article on the Big Boy and can't find it now)




  
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Oct 31, 2019 10:16 |  #5436

saea501 wrote in post #18953252 (external link)
It's my understanding that this one was just recently rebuilt.

In fact I think it's the only Big Boy running.

......not certain, though.

yes, it just came back out of the UP shops, and is the only one of 25 still in operation...


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The yellow tank cars are water and/or fuel for the Big Boy to extend its range. Many of the old steam support systems have been long since removed from the mainlines.
The diesel locomotive serves many functions:
1) Motive power in the event something happens to the Big Boy
2) Generating electricity for the passenger cars
3) Supplying dynamic braking for the consist to reduce wear and tear on engine/car braking systems
4) Generate "drag" for the Big Boy to work against (unverified - read it in an article on the Big Boy and can't find it now)

yeah, i didnt think to mention the removal of all of the steam support facilities. and yes Head End Power for the passenger cars and dynamic braking.




  
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Oct 31, 2019 13:48 |  #5437

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Nov 01, 2019 09:32 |  #5438

Sys's photo reminded me of this: Beaver's Bend State Park, near Broken Bow, OK. We got there early, the engineer told us he had to make a test run and pick up any sticks or debris that might have fallen over night. I asked if we could ride along and help. He said sure. First picture he is getting a stick with his grabber tool. I did have to help him move a decent sized tree that had fallen. He also throws out corn to attract deer. Second picture is one of the deer on our second ride, with other passengers.


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Nov 01, 2019 10:57 |  #5439

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Sys's photo reminded me of this: Beaver's Bend State Park, near Broken Bow, OK. We got there early, the engineer told us he had to make a test run and pick up any sticks or debris that might have fallen over night. I asked if we could ride along and help. He said sure. First picture he is getting a stick with his grabber tool. I did have to help him move a decent sized tree that had fallen. He also throws out corn to attract deer. Second picture is one of the deer on our second ride, with other passengers.
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That's cool. It hadn't occurred to me that mini train engineers have to do certain things to prepare for rides. I love mini trains.



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Nov 02, 2019 09:52 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #5440

This is one of the better ones I’ve ridden. About a two mile loop through the forest in the park. If you’ve never been to Beaver’s Bend and SE Oklahoma, it’s worth the trip.

I wouldn’t reckon there are a big selection of mini trains on Gilligan’s Island! :)


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Nov 02, 2019 10:01 |  #5441

An AT&SF engine at the Ardmore, OK depot, and the depot. I’m really proud the city ( or someone) maintains this in great condition. Most small town depots are rotting away.


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Nov 04, 2019 11:41 |  #5444

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Nov 06, 2019 20:15 |  #5445

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