News Wire: Big Boy 4014 to remain in North Platte 'until further notice'

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:07 PM

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Due to rising water levels, Big Boy No. 4014 will remain in North Platte "until further notice." That's the latest word from Union Pacific, via its @UP_Steam Twitter account. The railroad had planned to run No. 4014 on Wed...

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:39 PM

You would think with high waters they would use the 844 and 4014 to haul freight as they can operate through water that diesels can't.  During the steam-diesel transition when there was high water it was bring in the steam engines to haul the freight.

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Posted by jeffhergert on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:12 PM

There was a washout along the triple track on the Kearney Sub.  One of the tracks was open yesterday, a second was to open today and the third in a day or two.


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