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  1. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    It's 9:10 and there is a show called Monster Moves.

    Two separate moving companies are doing jobs. One is moving an old train station and the other is moving a couple of locos. Both locos are UP. One is a modern loco called The Centennial. The other is a Big Boy.

    Check it out if you can. :thumb:
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Saw that. Very cool! Most amazing thing to me was that the "modern" diesel weighed 100 tons less than the Big Boy (without its tender) ...!!

    Andrew
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    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    I know! That was crazy. :eek:

    In a way I was not really surprised. I can just imagine the amount of steel and iron that went into a massive steamer like that. There was no plastic panels, dials or rubber hoses on those old guys either like they use in modern engine builds today. It was made out of either glass or metal.
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    I saw that one. The sheer logistics of the moves were amazing.

    Oh...sorry. I forgot.

    They were...ahem...INCREDIBLE! AMAZING!! OUTSTANDING!! SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC....oh...er....ooops. :oops: too many Centrum Silver vitamins.
  5. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    You forgot AWESOME!!!
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