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Union Pacific Big Boy #4014 - Restoration & Move (& 844 updates)

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Facebook video of local news station at the UP steam shop.  Get a view of the newly tired Big Boy drivers  (Thanks to Chuck for sharing the link :Slightly_Smiling_Face_Emoji(24x24): )

 

 

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A Railfan's update video.  

 

Big Boy is apparently mostly together and in primer.   From what I have read they will be using the 3985's tender for the trip in May with restoration of 4014's tender to be done afterwards.  

 

 

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The UP is attempting to get a waiver from the FRA from being required to equip their engines with PTC on their Steam locomotives. (Thanks to Chuck for the info)  FTC just responded:

 

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FRA-2018-0070-0004 

 

Summary from the letter:

       - FTC said UP is currently covered for the 2019 operating year under previous waivers granted.

       - For overall long term waiver, UP needs to provide full technical (and/or legal) reasons on why PTC isn't feasible to equip on steam locomotives.  So a second application/reply will likely be sent.

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