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alpayed
06-05-2018, 02:32 AM
Hi everyone.
If you ever get to Melbourne, come and see this.
No not the car the train. Puffing Billy in the Dandenong ranges.
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If I ever get to the States I must see Union Pacific's Big Boy.

Allan

christophe
06-05-2018, 02:44 AM
I wish I could go to see it.
What's the gauge: 600 mm?

alpayed
06-05-2018, 03:09 AM
HI, christophe, the gauge is 2'-6".
They also have this which is awesome.
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TWChamp
06-05-2018, 05:44 AM
There is a Union Pacific Big Boy being restored to run again. I think it will be ready within a year, but you might want to Google it.

christophe
06-05-2018, 06:52 AM
HI, christophe, the gauge is 2'-6".
They also have this which is awesome.
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Thanks, Allan.
Looks like a nice Mallet. Was it built in Australia?

christophe
06-05-2018, 06:56 AM
There is a Union Pacific Big Boy being restored to run again. I think it will be ready within a year, but you might want to Google it.
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/locomotive/images/f/f2/UP-4014-side.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20170201023220

UP 4014. I wish I could see her rolling too.

Skip Lackie
06-05-2018, 07:00 AM
Union Pacific Big Boy (the largest steam locomotive ever built) number 4014 is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration and will make its debut under steam at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike in Ogden, Utah in June 2019. It is then expected to tour much of the UP network during the remainder of 2019. The UP should have our thanks for its efforts to honor its own history. Very few big corporations do more than devote a few web pages to their own heritage.

alpayed
06-05-2018, 08:06 AM
While we are on the subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgHrDbN4EU
Just awesome.
UP3985 sits with UP4014 awaiting boiler overhaul.
I would love to see it running again.
This is about as big as they get here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UitOupBEYgc

christophe: From Wikipedia.
The G class Garratt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garratt) locomotives were built for the Victorian Railways (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways) 2 ft 6 in gauge branch lines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow_gauge_lines_of_the_Victorian_Railways). These locomotives were introduced in 1926 to increase train sizes and thus reduce losses on these lines. Their tractive effort (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractive_effort) was comparable to the most powerful branch line (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_line) locomotives on the Victorian Railways 5 ft 3 in (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_ft_3_in_gauge_railways) (1,600 mm), the K class (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways_K_class).

jts359
06-05-2018, 08:18 AM
I have been on UP's website a few times looking at the work that is being done on 4014 , Its fascinating and the parts that are being made for it , Amazing , I may have to plan a road trip to see it in operation , Ed

christophe
06-05-2018, 08:27 AM
christophe: From Wikipedia.
The G class Garratt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garratt) locomotives were built for the Victorian Railways (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways) 2 ft 6 in gauge branch lines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow_gauge_lines_of_the_Victorian_Railways). These locomotives were introduced in 1926 to increase train sizes and thus reduce losses on these lines. Their tractive effort (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractive_effort) was comparable to the most powerful branch line (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_line) locomotives on the Victorian Railways 5 ft 3 in (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_ft_3_in_gauge_railways) (1,600 mm), the K class (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Railways_K_class).[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the link ,Allan.
I did not know where to find them.

gjamesk
06-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Some interesting details on the restoration of 4014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOrv7cQG8Y