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Weighing in at 1.2 million lbs.!

hot_rod Member Posts: 22,483

The Big Boy is traveling through my neck of the woods.

Interesting video tours here.


Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream
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  • old_diy_guy
    old_diy_guy Member Posts: 12

    I love that locomotive. Truly BIG STEAM.

    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,109

    The Big Boy came thru Nebr. on Aug 4, 2019.

    It stopped in Columbus coming from Fremont NE., about 50 miles.

    It spent the night in Fremont so I assumed it was greased before leaving and needed greasing again 50 miles later. That is a fairly involved process. So the maintenance on steamers is demanding.

    I recorded with an Ipad which was overheating and shut down as I was standing next to the boiler. Definitely a heat maker. BTW, it does burn oil now.

    Took 2 grandsons to see it