As I stated in a previous thread that I grew up around this wonder since it sat behind a fence on a siding in Pomona. I feel a special connection to it now for some strange reason. I understand that UP will move the 4014 through the Fairgrounds using Panel Tracks since the old metro line it came in on was removed in the early 90's. They need to get to the rails that are only on the other side of the Fairgrounds.
Here is the You Tube 4014 Union Pacific site.
Do they have any kind of moving date?
Thank you for keeping us up to date on this one, even though I haven't found a way to tie it in with Model T's. Maybe if you drive up close to it and take a picture of your T and the 4014.
I tried to find out which Alco factory built 4041 but there was no info.
Does anyone know?
The Big Boys were built in Schenectady, New York.
After the mergers took place, ALCO only had two factories: Montreal; Ontario, Canada, and Schenectady, NY
It is hard to visualize how big locomotives were built Just moving the castings had to be something to see.
Big Boy 4018. 4018 was moved in August from State Fair of Texas to Frisco, TX. Beautiful piece of equipment.
this is fascinating stuff. Here is a link to the building of one in Canada
Let's not get confused here: the Youtube video has nothing to do with the building of a Big Boy, but does serve as an instrument to how locomotives were constructed in general.
Nope. I should have been clearer. The Big Boys were biggest on the globe. The video i thought was a neat insight into how they were built. My apologies
Dave, to make it Model T related, there is a piece of track service equipment at the Pomona fairgrounds museum near the Bigboy that is Model T powered.