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UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – Part 3 of 6


UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – The greatest steam train ever.

6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – Part 1 of 6


UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – The greatest steam train ever.

9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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Lionel Union Pacific FEF


Here is a video of a Lionel Electric Trains Union Pacific FEF-3 #844 steam locomotive going around the Christmas Tree. Lionel did an excellent job with this locomotive and it operates as well as it both looks and sounds. Words really can’t describe how nice this locomotive is without seeing and hearing it in person. It really is a very beautiful locomotive. This locomotive features Legacy, Railsounds, an electro coupler on the rear of the tender, a fan driven smoke unit, a wireless tether, and Odyssey speed control. The train is made up of reefer cars from Atlas O, Lionel, MTH Electric Trains, and Weaver Models. Behind the reefer cars are two Lionel 40 foot flat cars with Allis Chalmers construction equipment. The first flat car has a model 45 motor grader and the second is carrying a model TS-300 motor scraper. Both of those models were made for the National Toy Truck’n and Construction toy show that Toy Trucker and Contractor magazine has each year in Indianapolis. Following the flat cars are three Lionel tank cars and behind them is a K-Line boxcar. And bringing up the rear is a Lionel Union Pacific Ca-4 caboose. The train is being operated with Lionel Legacy. The track is K-Line tubular with O-96 radius curves. The 844 was the last of 45 4-8-4 northern type steam locomotives the Union Pacific owned. The name FEF came from the wheel arrangement of these locomotives, Four Eight Four. All 45 FEFs were built by the American Locomotive Company, otherwise known as ALCo. The

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 25, 2011 at 2:41 am

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Lionel Legacy Union Pacific FEF-3 #844 (GREY)


Last of the Great Steam Locomotives Between 1937 and 1944, in a series of three classes, Union Pacific received its entire line of 45 Alco-built FEF 4-8-4 “Northern” locomotives. Famous for high speed passenger service, these 4-8-4 bullets pulled Union Pacific trains like the Overland Flyer, Portland Rose, and Challenger at speeds as high as 100 mph. Displaced by the arrival of diesel locomotives in the mid 1950’s, many FEF steam locomotives quickly “met the cutting torch,” while others were reassigned to freight service, where they continued to haul loads at record speeds. One special Union Pacific Northern still operates today: the legendary #844 FEF-3 4-8- 4. This engine holds the distinguished honor of being the only steamer never retired by a North American Class I railroad, and the last steam locomotive ever built for the Union Pacific. Still used for company and public excursions, it is kept at the Union Pacific engine house in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Now the legendary #844 FEF-3 (Four-Eight- Four, Series 3) locomotive is offered by Lionel. It is made from all-new tooling, and comes equipped with the LEGACY Command Control System,LEGACY RailSounds, and prototypically accurate detailing and decoration. The Lionel FEF-3 locomotive is available in two classic schemes: black with a light graphite smoke box and firebox, or two-tone grey passenger scheme featuring Armour Yellow lettering and striping. Both FEF- 3 locomotives are accurately modeled with dual stacks and

22 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 7, 2011 at 2:40 am

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UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – Part 5 of 6


UNION PACIFIC 4884 Big Boy – The greatest steam train ever.

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - November 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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Union Pacific UP 844 – 2011 CFD train to Denver


Charging out of Gilcrest, CO the Thursday morning run to Denver for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Denver Post Train with UP 6936 “Centennial” The Worlds Largest Diesel Locomotive. The Pin & Bearing issues appear to be fixed!

20 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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1941 Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive #4006


I thought you’d like a look at this enormous 1941 Union Pacific, coal-burning, steam locomotive. It’s a 4-8-8-4 type that is known as a Big Boy. It measures more than 132 ft long and weighs over 600 tons.Hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching! Filmed at The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, MO Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. It was provided, royalty-free, by incompetech.com 1941 Union Pacific 4006 Big Boy Locomotive train railroad engine huge enormous railway steam coal burning powered tender Museum of Transportation St Louis Missouri Jeff RamblinAround rambling vlog hd partner

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 4, 2011 at 3:47 am

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train and Union Pacific 3985


History was made today when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train and Union Pacific Railroad’s “Challenger,” No. 3985, joined together, literally, between Speer, Wyo., and Denver, Colo., to celebrate US railroad heritage. Challenger pulled the mile-long circus train, packed full of international performers, exotic animals, and all the equipment needed to present the all-new Ringling Bros. Circus, Barnum’s FUNundrum!SM, which makes a two-week stop in Denver. Union Pacific’s No. 3985 continues on a six-state tour from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Gorham, Ill. “We are proud that No. 3985 pulled the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train into Denver. A record was set when Challenger pulled a 65-car train that is more than 6000 tons and nearly 6100 feet long, the most for a steam locomotive in the 21st century,” said Dick Hartman, Union Pacific’s director of public affairs for Colorado and Wyoming. The combined trains arrived shortly after 10:00 am and were met by over 500 excited fans at the intersection of York Street and East 47th Avenue. A welcome celebration followed that featured Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and performers from Ringling Bros., officials from Union Pacific, and Denver city auditor, Dennis Gallagher, who presented a proclamation from the Mayor of Denver. “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is excited to be part of this railroad heritage celebration; we’ve been riding the rails for the last 140 years, so we are a part of railroad history

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - July 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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