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Old 09-25-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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Thought some of you all might be interested in seeing a little railroad history.
The 4014, Big Boy steam engine will be coming through parts of Texas.
It is very impressive and worth going to see.
If you're up in Southern Wyoming right now it will be making it down the rails starting Friday and will stop in most railroad towns along I-80 roughly.
https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:11 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:14 PM   #3
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so cool!!!it has been through omaha a few times.the ground shakes as it comes by
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:25 PM   #4
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Beast mode!!!

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Old 09-25-2019, 01:04 PM   #5
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Supercool!
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:06 PM   #6
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Wow !
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:11 PM   #7
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Looks like you will have to be in Elpaso to see it..
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #8
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Looks like you will have to be in Elpaso to see it..
Nope. San Antonio Nov 5th, Houston Nov 7th, Bryan Nov 8th, Marshall Nov 11
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:35 PM   #9
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Kinda hard to tell from the map if its going through Rosenberg Tx to get to Houston? If so it will be going by my back yard.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:12 PM   #10
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Thanks for sharing. That is a BIG boy!
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:13 PM   #11
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Kinda hard to tell from the map if its going through Rosenberg Tx to get to Houston? If so it will be going by my back yard.
It will.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:13 PM   #12
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They have one in Frisco at the railroad museum, its a beast
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:51 PM   #13
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Not sure how the railroad security will be down there but up here in the small towns you could literally touch it and get right next to it for pics.
Find a low key crossing and put some coins on the track for it to smash.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...-******-train/
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:04 PM   #14
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says it weighs in at 1.2 MILLION pounds
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:41 AM   #15
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Rest of the schedule is up, coming to a town near you.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:29 PM   #16
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If you live between San Antonio and Houston, it’s coming through tomorrow. After that, it leaves Houston on Friday. Then goes up through Spring, Navasota, Hearn, Bryan, Palestine then up to Arkansas. If you have kids, you should take them. Very cool experience.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:49 PM   #17
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My cousin works for up . Posted so cool pictures of it today .
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:21 PM   #18
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The schedule for tomorrow. I just looked it up an hour ago. I have been seeing the pictures and videos from the past two days, from west Texas. It's in San Antonio tonight, Houston tomorrow night.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:22 PM   #19
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says it weighs in at 1.2 MILLION pounds
I have not seen anyone post up that info on the trail. I have seen many pictures and videos, it's huge. I would not have guessed 1.2 million pounds.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:05 AM   #20
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Go see it if you can, well worth the time.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:44 AM   #21
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Anyone have a time for it to come through Bryan/College Station?
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:30 AM   #22
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Anyone have a time for it to come through Bryan/College Station?


I read somewhere that it will be in Welborn at 1630 Friday.



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Old 11-06-2019, 01:35 AM   #23
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Can’t wait. I live right behind the UP yard in spring and have access to land right by the tracks. Got to see 43 the same way !!!!! Looks like I will be playing hoodie from work
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:21 AM   #24
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Anyone have a time for it to come through Bryan/College Station?
Probably roll in to town around 2:30
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:25 AM   #25
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Leaving downtown this morning at 10:00, headed up through Spring, Navasota on the way to BCS.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:38 AM   #26
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Giiggity giggity chooo choo mannnnn
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:10 AM   #27
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I may drive to Navasota this afternoon to take some pics for the kids.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #28
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It was pretty awesome!

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Old 11-08-2019, 09:15 PM   #29
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I completely forgot! It came to College Station today
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:27 PM   #30
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What was that diesel locomotive doing in the cars Michael?

That is all kinds of cool


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Old 11-08-2019, 10:46 PM   #31
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I completely forgot! It came to College Station today
Suppose to come thru Hearne Sat, switch tracks and on into Franklin. I believe my wife said in Franklin around 9:30 in the morning. I won't see it. I will be at work. They kinda frown on the supervisor leaving!!
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:15 AM   #32
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The blue diesel (4141) is being escorted to the Bush (41) Presidential Library.


It was awesome, I felt the rumble in the ground beneath my feet as Big Boy got closer. Immediately I was taken back to Willis in 1974 where we lived next to the tracks. When we would feel the trains coming me and my little brother would rush to the door and watch them pass by.








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