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    Quote Originally Posted by catskinner View Post
    Jim,
    I've been told, it's just a rumor so far, but I pieced it together with other info I've been told about and it might be coming up the GSR to Topeka and if it can make a sharp corner there, it will get on the KP and come West to Den. then North to Cheyenne. Just have to wait and see if I have all the pieces in the right places. Marv

    I saw it when it was on the way to Duluth. Just about in Old Iron Habit's back yard. They made a short stop in Bruno MN. Town of 104 exploded and must have had close to 1000 people there. OIH is somewhere around Moose slobber or something like that......

    And back on topic. A guy at a glass shop in Junction City KS showed me how to cut flat safety glass back in the late 70's. Tempered glass is the stuff that shatters. For the pictures that's safety glass in the grader cab. Glad someone saved you a bunch.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    I saw it when it was on the way to Duluth. Just about in Old Iron Habit's back yard. They made a short stop in Bruno MN. Town of 104 exploded and must have had close to 1000 people there. OIH is somewhere around Moose slobber or something like that......

    And back on topic. A guy at a glass shop in Junction City KS showed me how to cut flat safety glass back in the late 70's. Tempered glass is the stuff that shatters. For the pictures that's safety glass in the grader cab. Glad someone saved you a bunch.

    Rick
    You saw it in Bruno? And never stopped by the house? Oh well, I was not home. I was in Bruno at the north crossing. Missed you in the crowd I guess.
    1937 Cat #11 tandem auto patrol,diesel, w/plow and wing, 6K506SP, 1937 RD 4 Ag Crawler RD5356, 1939 Cat 22 2F5429, 1952 Model 212 Grader 9T03427, 1953 2U D8 Dozer 2U20751, 1961 922A Rubber Tired Loader, 59A812, LeTouneau LS Cable Scraper, Cat/Lincoln 600 AMP Dual Welder, DW-21 Cat Scraper, DW-10 dump wagon/water wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by old-iron-habit View Post
    What most of us call safety glass is actually laminated and comes in standard size sheets of various thickness and is normally cut to fit on site. Rounded corners can even be sanded to shape if the cut is not perfect. It sounds like he is proposing tempered glass which was never used nor would it be very desirable in these old machines. Tempered safety glass is fired in its final shape and brakes into a million pieces when it is broke. My 212 has laminated glass in it and is factory as far as I know. One is cracked on one side of the lamination but has not deteriorated from that one crack.

    Good examples are, Your car windshield is laminated and holds together when clobbered by a turkey at 70 MPH.
    Your side and back windows in your car are tempered safety glass and will break into a million pieces when hit by a sharp object or a rock thrown at you by a jealous husband.
    Hope this explains it.
    yeah been chased by a husband or too have you?. i have seen a brake rotor bounce off a car door glass it hit with a glancing blow though.

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    Thumb The 112 is ready to go

    The local glass shop got all the new front glass replaced in the 112 and it is ready for work. Total cost for the turnkey replacement of all the front glass was just over $1100 and that included two trips of about 50 miles round trip to git-er-dun. Also included in the total is $160 for the small window gaskets. The grader is insured so the insurance co picked up the tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D4Jim View Post
    Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 is scheduled for a visit to Pomona CA Oct 12 and 13 with runs to Barstow CA. Not sure if it it will be scheduled for an eastern trip as the UP system is basically from Chicago west.

    http://www.railgiants.org/index.htm

    https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm
    D4Jim,

    Thanks for the schedule. I followed the first run to Utah on YouTube but kind of forgot about what was next. Now I see we can get a look at it real soon down here in southern CA. Maybe we'll make a field trip out of it for ACMOC Chapter 16. There must be something Caterpillar related on that train somewhere.

    JanM

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    Quote Originally Posted by janmeermans View Post
    D4Jim,

    Thanks for the schedule. I followed the first run to Utah on YouTube but kind of forgot about what was next. Now I see we can get a look at it real soon down here in southern CA. Maybe we'll make a field trip out of it for ACMOC Chapter 16. There must be something Caterpillar related on that train somewhere.

    JanM
    I will give you guys a pointer when you go see the train. Do not go to a scheduled stop if you want to see it steaming on its own power. Here at the scheduled stops there was so many people standing so close to the tracks that they would not put the steam to it to take off. There is not enough law enforcement in the county to keep the interested back. If they had applied steam to the drivers they would have been cooking Darwinian award candidates. They have a diesel pusher behind the fuel car and they used that to gently pushed it out of the station while the steamer faked it and then applied the steam to the drivers after they cleared the crowds. If you want to see it run, take a look at it at the whistle stop, and then beat feet down the road a ways, or run to the next crossing to watch it roar past.
    1937 Cat #11 tandem auto patrol,diesel, w/plow and wing, 6K506SP, 1937 RD 4 Ag Crawler RD5356, 1939 Cat 22 2F5429, 1952 Model 212 Grader 9T03427, 1953 2U D8 Dozer 2U20751, 1961 922A Rubber Tired Loader, 59A812, LeTouneau LS Cable Scraper, Cat/Lincoln 600 AMP Dual Welder, DW-21 Cat Scraper, DW-10 dump wagon/water wagon

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    Default 4014 Headed West

    Steam Engine Big Boy Loco 4014 is moving west through, WY, UT, NV to CA and then back East on a southern route.

    Here is the map of its location at any time.

    https://www.up.com/forms/steam-trace.cfm

    AS OIH said in the post above, if you want to see it in action post yourself along the tracks and not at one of the stops.
    D4Jim
    D47U (1950), 3U 112 Grader (1949), Cat 40 Scraper ACMOC Member 19 years

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