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Union Pacific Railroad (U.P.) class 4000 "Big Boy”.

Postby us.trains » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:50 pm

Hi everybody.

I'm a french guy who fall in love with this fantastic machine, I find a lot of picture of this machine, but I'm afraid to miss some, so if you have beautiful picture of it, I'm very Interested.

I prefer "in action" pictures

For who are interested, my best pictures are here :

http://us.trains.chez.tiscali.fr/lien_train_reel.htm#bbr
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Big Boys

Postby rlsteam » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:04 pm

Visit my "Big Boys and Challengers Gallery," www.forecyte.com/bigboys , for some action shots in the 1950s.
Dr. R. C. Leonard, "Richard Leonard's Rail Archive" ( http://www.railarchive.net/ )
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Re: Big Boys

Postby us.trains » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:15 pm

rlsteam wrote:Visit my "Big Boys and Challengers Gallery," www.forecyte.com/bigboys , for some action shots in the 1950s.

Many thanks for your link, very beautiful pictures as I like. Your web site is very interesting too I will explore it and link it in mine.
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Postby FourTwelveTwo » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:53 pm

Olivier,

Have you purchased "The Big Boy Portraits" book? It's a mixture of roster and action shots, but there are many angles and views not normally seen in other publications.

I share your love for these machines!

John
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Postby JeffK » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:58 pm

Bonjour! Vous écrivez bien l'anglais - mieux que je puis écrire en français.

Comment se fait-il que vous vous intéressez aux locos américains?
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UP Big Boy Steam Turret: Vents?

Postby x-press » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:12 pm

Greetings:

In old 1950's footage I have seen of the UP 4000-class engines, an overhead view of the steam turret shows TWO vents releasing steam. Neither one is the generator, which is ahead and to the left. I know the blowdown separator is up there somewhere, but the "thing" I thought was the separator doesn't seem to be doing anything in the shot (no steam). One vent is located just ahead of the cab, the other just ahead of it and to the left, still on the dome.

Does anyone know what these are?

Thanks in advance!

JPS
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Big boy !

Postby tacomalarry » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:00 am

I enjoy photos of Big boy and S.P. cab fowareds
Mr Stewart from tacoma
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bigboy drawings

Postby TRAINSFORBRAINS » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:26 pm

http://www.uphs.org/index.html

I bought full drawings of the Bigboy about two years ago from the folks that put up this site. At the time I paid 30 dollars. I just went there and dont see the offer but if you contact them I'm sure they could direct you on how to purchase the disk. It contains all the mechanical drawings used to build the bigboys including drawings made obsolete during the process of constructing the series. I dont have the disk in front of me but there are hundreds of drawings on the disk. I'm sure your questions would be answered and maybe more questions would be raised. I love going through them to figure out how things work.
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Big Steam

Postby tacomalarry » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:45 pm

I enjoy photos of big boy the Best UP made
big steam fan Lawrence
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Big Boy 4012 walk-around

Postby Dataview Publishing » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:19 pm

For those who may be interested, I've posted a series of walk-around shots of 4012 on my blog at:

http://rrheritage.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Chris

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interactive virtual guide to big boy loco

Postby sheeju » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:49 pm

hi


http://www.geocities.com/upbbloco


about big boy


regards
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Interactive virtual guide to big boy loco

Postby sheeju » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:50 pm

hi


http://www.geocities.com/upbbloco


about big boy


regards

loco
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Interactive virtual guide to big boy loco

Postby sheeju » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:51 pm

hi


http://www.geocities.com/upbbloco


about big boy


regards

Interactive virtual guide to big boy loco
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Interactive virtual guide to big boy loco

Postby sheeju » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:52 pm

hi


http://www.geocities.com/upbbloco


about big boy


regards

Interactive virtual guide to big boy loco
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Re: Union Pacific Railroad (U.P.) class 4000 "Big Boy”.

Postby pennsy » Sat May 09, 2009 5:10 pm

Got this one of # 4012. Enjoy. Had to give you a photo in full color.
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