Titanic replica will have maiden voyage in 2022

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  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    with all the global warming for the past few decades, there won't be ANY icebergs to get into a wreck with.
     
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  3. olddog_newtricks

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    The technology is available for building desalination plants to take the salt out of salt water. It may not be cost effective now but sooner or later when water is scarce enough , they will use them. All the states out west who depend on the Colorado river are going to face a water shortage too. If they will ignore all the environmentalists and start building them now a major crisis can be avoided .
     
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    I am not going to buy a ticket if no collision with an iceberg :) . It's worthless. I better go to Williams, AZ and buy a ticket for Grand Canyon train. Between Williams and Grand Canyon Jesse James kind of guys on horses attack the train. Shootings, throwing ropes, some lady cries,.. it's more interesting and attractive. :)
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    some smart trucker will start hauling the floating ice bergs to the west......
     
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    I took my boys to see 4014 when it stopped in Chicago. It's a big boy, alright. That thing is huge!
     
  7. mhyn

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    I just checked the schedule of 4014. It will be in Greater LA area next weekend. cool ! We will see it.
     
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  8. Midnightrider909

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    I have an HO model of that train
     
  9. Shawn2130

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    You guys are lucky to see Big Boy 4014.

    All I got is YouTube.

    It’s a long drive from Ontario Canada.
     
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    It takes a very special rail situation for her. Eastern clearances and Plate weight limits as well as curvature limits are insufficient.

    I believe the UP Steam program was able to preserve and convert to machine language all the files needed to replicate pretty much anything on it. Fasteners in particular. Much of the hand skills are lost to time when that generations of highly expert engine maintainers died off. But some of the art has been passed down and preserved.

    The Union Pacific Website via the Steam Program has the schedule and position for a given current year when the engines are out on tours.

    Steam from boiling water at that necessary volume to overcome 6000 ton to modern 11000 ton has been done by another engine called the Challenger. I don't think they will run 3985 unless its a special move this year. We have caught that engine a couple of times in Arkansas along with 844. The eastern states also have steam programs, Norfolk and western has the 611 for instance, a demonstration of superpower, a term that means raising steam beyond normal expansion and thermal pressure to a point that you can do this kind of work upgrade with almost 3000 ton deadweight....

    This pull was more difficult than most because I believe the fireman has to replace the volume of the boiler's entire steam output several times. Halfway up the issue is still in doubt when you hear the rods themselves make noises... These were roller bearing rods very precision balanced. Not supposed to make that kind of noise.

     
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  11. Shawn2130

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    While we love these steam engines, I sure hope the climate activists don’t bother them.

    The one video of 3985 blacking the sky will have those kids jumping up and down with signs if they saw those videos right now.

    Steam engines are a mechanical work of art.
     
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