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 Post subject: UP 844 & 4014
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:39 pm 
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For those train buffs a long 2-part video of a presentation given by Ed Dickens on the repairs being done to UP 844 and he also talks some about UP 4014.

Judging by the video it looks like 844 really needed some major work done and it looks like the UP Steam shop is doing it the right way and to setup the train for another 30-years of operations. It looks like with the 844 when they started to take it apart to fix one issue they found 3 more issues and they kept finding issues that needed to be fixed. It is a good 60+ minute presentation if you are interested in steam engines. To me it seems that Mr. Dickens is really passionate about steam and willing to do what it takes to make sure that the engines are around for future generations. However I am aware that some people in the community have been very critical of Ed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsPl73r6i18&ebc=ANyPxKoCgOseKJ7BKxwoPXxuO0b_uTQAyn04Q1NnArzTWFHNdfCGsNQk47ZFrUlEOaeTkdiVMEgp-ehEhMpjB2mQ2wgM_6-Vsw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4n4fBcuz_A


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 Post subject: Re: UP 844 & 4014
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:13 pm 
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IIRC, a famous UK steam-loco was recently renovated the hard way. Took thrice as long and five times the cost (or vice-versa) as expected. Jacking up the number plate and sliding a new ship underneath would have been easier. Seems they had to scratch-build just about every component, figuring out the inter-related tolerances & clearances as they went...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:19 pm 
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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote:
IIRC, a famous UK steam-loco was recently renovated the hard way. Took thrice as long and five times the cost (or vice-versa) as expected. Jacking up the number plate and sliding a new ship underneath would have been easier. Seems they had to scratch-build just about every component, figuring out the inter-related tolerances & clearances as they went...


That'd be the A4 class? or the Scotsman?


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 Post subject: Re: UP 844 & 4014
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Making more progress on the 4014, it is such a huge job.

They have taken the entire front end off the 4014 and have it stripped down completely and now they are rebuilding it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkbGoSKVumI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4IFyI2cxl4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiEbvL0T1AQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lak-ch765YA


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Nothing else to do in Cheyenne in the winter. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:50 am 
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can't wait til they have her moving under her own power. over a million pounds of 40's steel and 300psi of brute force steam.


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