Two Behemoths Double Heading to 150th Anniversary America's First Transcontinental Railroad

LGB333

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Folks - If you love steam locomotives like I do, you MUST watch a couple videos of the Union Pacific's 150th year anniversary celebration estabhlishing America's first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1886........the Golden Spike event. The first video link is of the newly restored UP Big Boy #4014 and UP #844 double heading to the May 10, 2019 celebration that occurred at Promontory Point, Utah. The second one has a short video of the ceremony hosted by the president of UP.


Union Pacific Recreates Historic Steam Meet, Commemorating 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion
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dunnyrail

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What a gruesome twosome. Magnificent set of beasts, but I bet the Vid guys were gnarling their teeth at the Copters. Something that irritated me intensely many years ago (1980’s) at Dawlish when the Great Western Excursion came through.
 
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Nice pictures of superb locos.

Needs to be shown in this country with a health warning, otherwise Flying Scotsman will never grace the main lines again. I appreciate that things are different in the States regarding fencing of railways, but the ignorants in this country assume a licence to roam anywhere, including standing in the path of trains travelling between 60 mph and 125 mph.
 
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Nice pictures of superb locos.

Needs to be shown in this country with a health warning, otherwise Flying Scotsman will never grace the main lines again. I appreciate that things are different in the States regarding fencing of railways, but the ignorants in this country assume a licence to roam anywhere, including standing in the path of trains travelling between 60 mph and 125 mph.
We certainly do things differently in UK compared to both USA and Germany where only High Speed Lines and perhaps in Cities are normally fenced.
 
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Fencing tracks still doesn't stop people head-butting trains, though, does it?
 
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magnificent video

so refreshing to see a like-minded crowd.............

wish I had known, that was certainly close enough for me to have driven to watch.
 
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We only fence borders, and only southern ones at that. Welcome to Tuumpistan!
 
Rhinochugger

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We only fence borders, and only southern ones at that. Welcome to Tuumpistan!
We don't fence borders, only railways.

Possibly because we used to be surrounded by water, until they built the Channel Tunnel :oops::oops:
 
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Careful - that was nearly politics. We don't do politics here.

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No, that was 'irony'... A bit like iron! ;) :giggle: :giggle: