Lmackattack

Union pacific 4-8-8-4 Big boy will return home,rebuild and put under steam

37 posts in this topic

Thanks for the info. Steam power has always intrigued me...locos, tractors, and stationary.

I don't mean to hijack this thread but the Altoona Railroaders Museum is restoring a PRR loco K-45 #1361 that was manufactured at the Juniata (pronounted as june...iata) Shops. The loco used to sit at the Horseshoe Curve. Restoration is to be completed this year (been delayed many times). I can't wait to see and hear it in operation.

If anyone is in the Altoona area, plan to visit the museum and Horseshoe Curve.

http://www.railroadcity.com/

The funny thing is the first time I heard my daughter's heart beat at the doctors the first thing that popped into my was the sound of the Pennsylvania K4's lol in fact as soon as we got in the truck to leave a played a sound bit from YouTube for my other half so she would understand where I was coming from!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want to hear a steam buffs answer to being a railroad owner who gets bought out by a larger railroad check out this website. His name is Jerry Jacobson and his love of trains especially during the "golden era" of steam has lead him to construct a period correct roundhouse and back shop for servicing his private collection of steam locomotives and classic diesel engines...

I've been following the construction of the roundhouse through his website for the better part of five years, it's pretty fascinating and cool to watch of time.

http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com/index.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am glad they are going to restore the old gal. I love trains from steam to the modern iron. I always go to the train section in a hobby store. I would love to have a nice HO scale setup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never would have thought I or anyone would get to see one run again in my life time....to me this would be one of those events you can't miss seeing atleast once...

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Far as Model Railroading goes, I used to be pretty into it but about a year after I started with CSX the thrill was gone, I helped build a very large Model Railroad in Nolensville TN, attatched link, and there are some videos of my model railroad stuff on my youtube channel. I built a working coal flood loader using a Walthers flood loader kit and a radio control servo driver and two servos, the chute actually goes up and down and opens and closes to load the train, never finished it though.

http://laslrailroad.net/

http://www.youtube.com/user/502nuts/videos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awsome stuff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the UP guys, it must be fun to have a train layout in 1:1 scale.

84Super, that's good stuff in scale.

I like the UP Mack B61ST!

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theres one indoors off I70 in Denver, Forney trans museum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

J, I had Mack B's all over that layout, a couple disappeared and the club was changing their ways so I loaded up three boxes of trucks, trailers and rail cars and headed out. I only took the flat cars I could use in a newer era and it took three boxes. I left several coal hoppers and 40-50' flat and box cars there and had them change the ownership in the roster to a young kid that had been helping out. I really enjoyed the time I spent there building that layout and spent ridiculous amounts of my money on track and cork roadbed. As it happens most places when things become a "club" operation and there is an inner "click" in charge others are outcast or leave in anger like me.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For all those that think steam is just for the real railroads look up "live steam" on YouTube, there are a few live steam railroads close to me it is crazy the engineering that goes into some of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to one of those in Massachusetts with all the mini engines.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know a thing about trains, but I saw this on facebook. Neat picture anyway.

post-1374-0-89408600-1375012883_thumb.jp

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now