Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

A place for mechanical discussions that are not motorcycle related. Boats, Cadillac's, mowers, tractors, Trucks Et all.

Moderators: CYBORG, Oldewing, robin1731, Forum Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
ritalz
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4135
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:22 am
Location: St Louis, MO

Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#1

Post by ritalz »

It's been all over the news that this engine has been on tour. Today it traveled north along the Mississippi allowing thousands to take pictures and videos as it rolled along. Videos are probably too large to post but I will try.
240712955_2530257093785310_8983983107043944980_n.jpg
240712955_2530257093785310_8983983107043944980_n.jpg (105.21 KiB) Viewed 3853 times
Attachments
video-1630197248.mp4
(3.39 MiB) Downloaded 107 times
Last edited by ritalz on Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Al

2003 Goldwing Daily Rider
1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1984 Goldwing New Bagger Project
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985' sold
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project Sold
1981 Goldwing Parted Out
1983 Goldwing Project Sold
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery3/index.p ... ans/ritalz
User avatar
Whiskerfish
President
President
Posts: 37211
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:34 pm
My Album: http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery/v/wingmans/whiskerfish/
Location: Norfolk Va

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#2

Post by Whiskerfish »

Vid worked fine, what a Monster!
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017
"The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam
"Yea I do dance awkwardly, and I am having more fun than you" Taylor Swift
2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1984 GL1200 Standard
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike

Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!
User avatar
ascot
Run Executive
Run Executive
Posts: 593
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:43 pm
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#3

Post by ascot »

Beautiful engine and great video. Can't beat steam power. Thanks for posting!
Keep 'em running!!!
1976 GL1000 Yellow (daily rider)(sold)
1984 VT500FT Ascot (sold)
1977 Yamaha RD200 (barn find project)(sold)
1980 Honda XR80 (sold)
1972 Yamaha JT2 60 Mini Enduro
1969 Honda Z50A Mini Trail
User avatar
Lucien Harpress
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4109
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:41 am
Location: Michigan

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#4

Post by Lucien Harpress »

Would love to see it in person one day. It came as close to me as Chicago a number of years ago, but I had no idea it was there and completely missed it. Was lucky enough to see the 765 out of Fort Wayne IN and Pere Marquette 1225 up in Michigan, and the 611 back in the 90s when it did excursions, but can only imagine what the Big Boy would be like.
1997 Valkyrie- Light Cutomization, but Too Busy Riding
1980 KZ1300- Bike's Haunted
1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Behaving Itself Rather Nicely
1974 Velosolex 3800- Better Than Walking
1972 CB750- Learning The Joys of 4 Cable Carbs
1969 CT90- The Most Fun You Can Have on 90ccs.
1965 CA77 Dream- Needs a Full Teardown, but Complete

All advice I give is only valid until an expert corrects me.
User avatar
ritalz
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4135
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:22 am
Location: St Louis, MO

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#5

Post by ritalz »

Had to fix the attachments. An extra one snuck in while I was adding the attachment. The extra video was a local low life that was stealing my lawnmower and the battery from one of my bikes. I would sure like to catch up wit him.
Al

2003 Goldwing Daily Rider
1975 Goldwing 'Max'
1984 Goldwing New Bagger Project
1976 Goldwing 'Grocery Getter' Sold
1985 Goldwing Interstate 'NCC-1985' sold
1981 Silverwing Sold
1982 Goldeing Project Sold
1981 Goldwing Parted Out
1983 Goldwing Project Sold
1973 CB500F Long Gone
1966 CL77 First Street Bike
http://www.ngwclub.com/gallery3/index.p ... ans/ritalz
User avatar
GL1-242
Honored Life Member
Honored Life Member
Posts: 4012
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 12:09 am
Location: Littleton, Colorado

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#6

Post by GL1-242 »

what an engine. I have a H.O. version of it.
thanks for the video.

Paul
84 GL1200 STD
75 GL1000 #202
75 GL1000 (AKA, GL1-242)(AKA, Flipper)
76 LTD
76/77 CB750F
Bultaco's = 121, 152, 167, 188
cfairweather
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#7

Post by cfairweather »

I live in Cheyenne where this Union Pacific train is based and also where it was restored over a period of years. Another Big Boy has been on display in one of our parks for many years and Union Pacific has also maintained this one. Seems like every time I drive by the train, someone is having their picture taken next to it. You get a better appreciation for just how big it is when you get near it.

Thank you Union Pacific for keeping this part of history alive for all of us to see.

4014 goes on tour again in 2024, so don't miss it.
https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/
cfairweather
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:37 pm
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Re: Big Boy Engine 4014 came to town today

#8

Post by cfairweather »

Tomorrow, 4014 leaves Cheyenne for a long trip to California with some stops in between. If you are near it, take the time to see this remarkable train.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”