UP's 4000 class update

 
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Andre Chapelon claimed he could have increased the power of a UP 4000 to 12,000 hp but his proposed modifications were extensive. Given his success with French locomotives there is no reason to doubt this.
I have Looked this up and not found a single reference to this online. Perhaps You can enlighten me?
Dangersdan707
Read page 200 in Johathan Glancey's 'Giants of Steam'.

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  georges Train Controller

An interesting exchange of views here on Chapelon's influence on designs of US "locomotives à vapeur". What a great name for steam locos!
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  woodford Chief Commissioner

UP 4014 in steam, video published on the 27-4,

Ignore the music at the start and its clearly still building up pressure.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-hGabZ3pPY

woodford

I am taking a break from Railpage for a while.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
This test makes things more exciting for the upcoming events what an absolute beast!
  woodford Chief Commissioner

4014 is travelling to Ogden now double heading with 844, only passengers were to be company people. THey are now offering 82 seats to the general public. Normal car seat $2000, Dome car seat $3000.

woodford
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

4014 was out on the road with a test train on 2nd May. Photo on Railpictures.net
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
That, gentlemen, is a steam locomotive . . . a genuine living, breathing monster.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You will be lucky to get near it at Ogden with all the gunzels out but what a run to Ogden it will be.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Local radio warning of impending traffic chaos.
https://kgab.com/drivers-urged-to-stay-alert-as-train-enthusiasts-flock-to-wyoming/


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MjoMBKWW0ag
michaelgm
Just like here, gotta push it with a diesel Very Happy

Well done to everyone concerned!

Wish O Winston Link was still with us...
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
Just like here, gotta push it with a diesel Very Happy
apw5910
Are you serious?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I suspect that apw5910 had his tongue lodged firmly in his cheek.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Arriving and departing Laramie.



https://youtu.be/KGXFelrIKtA
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Arriving and departing Laramie.
freightgate
Nice! I really like the fact that the "tiny" diesels arrive at the same time. Smile
  steamfreak Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wodonga, VIC
Arriving and departing Laramie.



https://youtu.be/KGXFelrIKtA
freightgate
Nice!  More spectators than for a double R-class!
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
What a great opportunity for the gunzels in USA.

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Anyone know if it is going via Salt Lake City?
  michaelgm Deputy Commissioner

Really amazing stuff, given the thing didn't even have side or con rods, at the end of April, when they first blew the whistle.

Seems like limited testing and then on to the Golden Spike 150.
AFAIK, has performed flawlessly. Absolute confidence in the work they've done.
Hat off to UP

How much do you fellas know about an R class?
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
It is amazing and so exciting.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Really amazing stuff, given the thing didn't even have side or con rods, at the end of April, when they first blew the whistle.

Seems like limited testing and then on to the Golden Spike 150.
AFAIK, has performed flawlessly. Absolute confidence in the work they've done.
Hat off to UP

How much do you fellas know about an R class?
michaelgm
Yeah, I was amazed when I saw a picture posted only a couple of months ago showing just the bare backhead of the boiler where the cab should be, that it would be running now. "Sure," I thought. Obviously too used to how long it takes steam loco restorations to happen in Australia (3801/R766/etc...)
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Trapped in a meeting with Rhonda and Karsten
Some context is required: Union Pacific's heritage steam program has been running continuously since 1960 when they preserved UP844 (the other locomotive on that train running through Laramie, WY). They have at least a dozen full-time dedicated steam workshop employees at Cheyenne, WY. Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America and has a US$126.845 billion market cap, so they can easily afford to shave a few pennies off to pay for such a large-scale heritage program. The steam program pulls its weight as well, if you look at the prices that they charge for tickets on their steam-hauled excursion trains.

The closest thing to that sort of program in Australia scale-wise is perhaps Puffing Billy's and even it pales in comparison.
  neillfarmer Chief Train Controller

Just looking at some of the drone footage and the following rolling railfan traffic jam is massive. It looks like it would be one of those one shot days. Find one real good location, get in early, get the shot and hope you can eventually get in front to pull it off again. I saw where dome tickets for the return run are $8,000.
I think they may have burnt a lot of late night oil in getting it all back together. I don't think they would have planned to do the trial trip on the evening before the main event. Must have been a glitch in the critical path.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Some context is required: Union Pacific's heritage steam program has been running continuously since 1960 when they preserved UP844 (the other locomotive on that train running through Laramie, WY). They have at least a dozen full-time dedicated steam workshop employees at Cheyenne, WY. Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America and has a US$126.845 billion market cap, so they can easily afford to shave a few pennies off to pay for such a large-scale heritage program. The steam program pulls its weight as well, if you look at the prices that they charge for tickets on their steam-hauled excursion trains.

The closest thing to that sort of program in Australia scale-wise is perhaps Puffing Billy's and even it pales in comparison.
LancedDendrite
I do not think PB's efforts pale compared to UP's, they are just on a different scale so not as many staff are required, some thing PB is doing............

Converting 14A to burn deisel, this is to allow no sparks so the service between Emerald and Gembrook can be improved International people have asked for this.

Building MORE new carriages from scratch.

Almost completed NGG 16, with another waiting in the wings.

Discusing building NEW modernised NA's from scratch ( they have all the drawings AND the casting paterns)

Modified both the boilers and wheel bearings of all NA's to give a much longer life

As well as all that keep enough NA's in traffic to run a service ALL year except christmas day.

woodford
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

It's been a remarkable decade for restoring heavy locomotives - Australia with 6029, USA with 4014 Big Boy, and soon Britain with the new build LNER P2.

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