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brothers
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Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header

Post by brothers » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 pm

If you have about 20 minutes and if you like to watch the old train engines you may like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REgH3pT4IH0
Gary

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Post by slackskin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 pm

Yes, Gary, the steamers do seem to be "alive" don't they. Much more so than the diesels. I know diesels were adopted because they were more efficient and less complicated, but they just didn't come alive like a steamer. Thanks for sharing this. I have seen before and it is always a treat to see it again.

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Post by Rufus » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:46 am

I love steam locomotives. I went to a boarding school about 400 miles from home and got there on a train powered by a steam locomotive. I took 6 such trips a year back and forth for 6 years, making 36 trips in all. It took 2 nights to get there and they were a lot of fun. I have to say, however, that the locomotives spewed out a great deal of soot, so by the time we arrived at our destination we were rather grubby, especially in the summer months when we’d have the windows of our compartment open; great fun nonetheless.
Bryan

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