Last time a Big Boy was under steam?

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:20 AM

The routing out of Schenectady was D&H, then NYC to Chicago, then C&NW to Council Bluffs, then a UP switcher move across to Omaha.  If I recall correctly there was at least one published story by a rider/maintainer on one of these moves.  I would suspect they moved dead-in-train, not right behind the road power but several cars back, and that the usual procedure of keeping them off 'home rails' as long as possible for tax purposes a la ATSF was followed.

There were serious restrictions on photography of 'strategic assets' in wartime, but I'm sure there are pictures of these moves in the photo-trading community.

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:51 AM


Multiply this times 8:



wow that one great locomotive and a tremdous rail park. A great video, thanks for sharing.

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Posted by jrbernier on Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:14 PM

  My understanding of the tax implication was Illinois State Tax.  MILW & C&NW used to deliver each other's new power in the city of Milwaukee.  I remember CGW SD40's being delivered in the Twin Cities...


Modeling BNSF  and Milwaukee Road in SW Wisconsin

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