Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 3, 2019

Because It's Friday

UP Big Boy 4014 has steam up.

That they have the boiler lagging on implies that everything under it has checked out OK.

It may not be long until we get to see a sight that hasn't been seen in sixty years: A Big Boy moving under its own power.


Eck! said...

Official word is it has under its own power backed out of the steam shop and will be at the christening tomorrow (May 4). The 4014 and 844 will then transit or Ogden for the Golden spike 150 years of transcontinental railroad celebration.


montag said...

At the risk of asking a stupid question, Chromed hubcaps ?

Deadstick said...

Not hubcaps, journal box covers. They open up to grease the bearings. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQAzphmlVK8A72bD3o4FUSgjLSJtJT548RqIZWbEPNQTPvPtkch

montag said...

Thanks Deadstick. It's good to see Big Boy wearing the full 'soup and fish'