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Very nice work Joe! This was the morning of departure from Ogden. For reference, I photographed the two locomotives going up Echo canyon, the same day posted here!
 



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Great shot Joe, especially the second
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Thanks Kelly,
Great narratives, some only in the West stories, learn something everyday!


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UP 844, the Living Legend




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One thing I forgot. Notice the different types of smokestacks on the locomotives? Jupiter was a wood burner, typical of the Central pacific because there was plenty of forests and wood and few coal mines in the west.. The UP's 119 and other locomotives were coal burners. There were very few trees across Nebraska and Wyoming, and plenty of coal from the east.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2019 at 19:55
Thank you Joe!

I'm normally not happy with many of my photos, but this one I actually like, First the composition just works for me. Next, the dramatic clouds! It was near perfect weather. Normally its very hot up there this time of the year with clear skies. Saturday it was a cool 60 degrees F. Next, there were visitors but not too many. I intentionally waited till after Spike 150 to visit Promontory to avoid the thousands of people that were there. And, I really like the interaction between the locomotive engineer and the actor on the lower right side. This photo tells a story, to me anyway.

Breaks. Yes, they were only breaks on the tender wheels, so you would never see one of these locomotives without tender.

Also, to be clear, these are replicas of the origin Central Pacific Jupiter and Up # 119. They were built from B&W photographs of the originals. There were no blueprints that survived. These replicas were built for the 100 year anniversary of 1969. They really did a great job in recreating them historically accurately. They are not old dirty, rusty locomotive as in the TV series "Hell on Wheels". The railroads of that time were very proud of their locomotives -- they were the face of the railroads so they had a lot polished brass ad colorful paint. Something that was retained by many European railroads and you can still see today, especially in the UK. Also they have authentic single tone whistles, used accurately for signaling. Not multi-tone whiles blowing constantly for effect (also in Hell on Wheel). The driving of the last spike was to occur on May 8, and with different locomotives. But fate intervened, Dr. Thomas Durant's train was held hostage in Wyoming by unpaid workers and a damaged bridge in Weber Canyon, and Gov. Stanford's train was delayed by workers cutting down a tree that feel across the tracks.

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Hello Pieter
Love these little stories that go along w many of these engines
btw the photo Works
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Hello Kelly
Great Promontory photo, another winner
I've seen early steamers like these, but never working. Very rare
It's my understanding that they barely had what were called brakes
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Great photo, Pieter! Like the gray scale treatment and that the photo includes train crew! Also appreciate the history of the locomotive. Thanks!

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NS 7853 (MBS 8) "Navizence" departing Haaksbergen


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The numbering/livery of this engine is actually a special story. In 1945 the Dutch Railways (NS) bought two of the same engines (Winterthur "Tigerli") from the Swiss railways and numbered them 7851 and 7852. They were mainly used for shunt duties in the Rotterdam harbour. After several years of service both were demolished.

Many years later the MBS was able to buy this one, restored it and made it look like how the two original ones did their service in the Netherlands after the war and gave it # 7853, as if it was the third in the series that was sold to the NS.
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Promontory.   8 June 2019.

One month later! Perfect weather and far fewer visitors!   



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My last 2 "crowd" shots

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Thanks, Joe!

Nice shots of 833 and 25th street with Union Station.

Notice that the outer sheet metal that covered the boiler has been removed. I suspect they did this to remove asbestos insulation. Don't know why they didn't replace the sheet metal. Perhaps it was used as spare parts for 844? I think it was still in place when the Locomotive was on display in Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park.

25th street was a rough place back in the day, kind of replaced "Hell on Wheels". Ogden was a Railroad Town. The rail yards were huge. Not so much anymore.

When in Wendover did you visit the Lee's Liquor Store? It was just down the road from where you took your selfie. I always say, the only reason Wendover exists is because of Utah. Just a short drive for Salt Lake residents. Of course NNRY is about 1 and 1/2 hours south of Wendover.

It would have been fun to meet you in Odgen for a little mini Dyxum meet. Maybe next time? Friday I was there with my wife and a visitor from German,(We met Abe Lincoln who in Union States) but Saturday I was up there by myself. Must have been about 1 or 2 pm, not sure. The sun was very high and the light was harsh.

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All great shots, Kelly
The one shot I didn't get is that stand alone. Maybe the best shot of all. I wasn't there that day.

As I wrote you, after I decided to combine my CanyonLands trip w Big Boy, I knew you lived there and the last thing I wanted to do is interfere or disrupt your plans. Now that I find out we were there at the same time. Not contacting you is a decision I deeply regret.
We could have had a little Dyxum mini meet, talked shop, took photographs and reveled being in the presences of a once in a lifetime, Big Boy rebirth!   

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Great Shot, Joe!    ). Did you wander around the Festival area on 25th street? How about 844's sister Locomotive 833?   
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I got there from Wendover before 10am Saturday, hence the deep blue sky's. Actually didn't know if because of the crowds or traffic I would even get to see the engine. With no breakfast, got hungry and went to the street fair for lunch at this Barbecue and Blues joint, I really enjoyed. It felt like the real deal in all place, Ogden!
Went back and photographed w my ultra wide for the afternoon.
Kelly, just think we may have bumped into eachother at some time 🤷‍♂️

Sunday morning got up early to photo the 8am Big Boy departure out of the station
That worked really well. No street closures, no crowds, just handsfull of train nuts like me. Got the whole thing as good as possible. Ran into the same problem you had; 16mm was not wide enough.
I marveled and then was grateful how lucky I was. By the afternoon I was in Moab
I have to say, the rest of the 3000 mile trip went as well. Although at Mono Lake it snowed on me some




Union Pacific 833





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UP 6884 in Echo Canyon 10 May 2019
So from Odgen I took a little Detour home via Echo Canyon. 5 locomotives pulling this double stack.



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