QUOTE: Originally posted by trainsrcool
I went to http://www.unionpacific.com/ and some other websites on MSN...............and I saw a page that in the distant future...........The Worlds largest Steam Locomotive may return to the rails. In Cheyenne.........they do have some Operational Big boys in use.[:)][:D]Lets hope that she can return to rails
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QUOTE: Originally posted by SteamerFan
Sadly, the big boy will never be seen on the rails again. it can only run on a very small section of trackage (the curves it needs are only found in a small location) and that is far from where most people would be able to see it. it would not be feasable for any company to attempt to run an excursion with a locomotive restricted to a fraction of the rail line.
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QUOTE: Originally posted by up829
It would be nice and 'never say never', but the late Challengers and Big Boys are very similar and even share numerous parts. As an excursion engine, the Challenger is much more practical. For a movie, I'd guess it would be fairly easy to digitally morph the Challenger into a Big Boy.
Much as I like U.P. steam, I'd rather see the money and effort go towards something different. How about an S.P. Cab Forward or a complete 1930's 20th Century Limited including a 'Flash Gordon' Hudson(are there any around???). Maybe a CB&Q or C&NW Northern or Hudson, or fill_in_the blank.