No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting~The Pen and Quill

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products


Print Thread
Hop To
Big Boy steam locomotive #7329416
08/13/21 07:24 PM
08/13/21 07:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 345
Pottsboro TX Grayson county
J
Jiggamitch Offline OP
trapper
Jiggamitch  Offline OP
trapper
J

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 345
Pottsboro TX Grayson county
Big Boy made a stop in my little Pottsboro, TX today. Was really cool to check out. I took a video.

https://youtu.be/Oxi6368mYIs

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329433
08/13/21 07:49 PM
08/13/21 07:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,836
Greene County,Virginia
R
run Offline
trapper
run  Offline
trapper
R

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,836
Greene County,Virginia
Thanks for sharing.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329434
08/13/21 07:49 PM
08/13/21 07:49 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 13,092
The Hill Country of Texas
Leftlane Offline
"HOSS"
Leftlane  Offline
"HOSS"

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 13,092
The Hill Country of Texas
That is quite a contraption!


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329435
08/13/21 07:50 PM
08/13/21 07:50 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 16,973
New Hampshire
N
Nessmuck Offline
trapper
Nessmuck  Offline
trapper
N

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 16,973
New Hampshire
Seen those in Lionel Scale…..but never like that video….What a Beast ! Thanks for sharing ! I love trains…and model trains


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329440
08/13/21 07:55 PM
08/13/21 07:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 345
Pottsboro TX Grayson county
J
Jiggamitch Offline OP
trapper
Jiggamitch  Offline OP
trapper
J

Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 345
Pottsboro TX Grayson county
It's 2 engines combined is what they were saying. You can see the double set of pistons and wheels. Those wheels were like 6 feet tall.

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329442
08/13/21 07:57 PM
08/13/21 07:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 21,597
williamsburg ks
D
danny clifton Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
danny clifton  Offline
"Grumpy Old Man"
D

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 21,597
williamsburg ks
cool. gotta love that horn


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329469
08/13/21 08:22 PM
08/13/21 08:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,732
North central Iowa
B
Bob_Iowa Offline
trapper
Bob_Iowa  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,732
North central Iowa
Those are neat, one important thing to remember it wasn’t that long ago that they still used them to pull diesel engines up over the mountains because of the loss of power the diesel engines have at high altitudes.

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329526
08/13/21 09:27 PM
08/13/21 09:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,599
SE Kansas
K
K52 Offline
trapper
K52  Offline
trapper
K

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,599
SE Kansas
It was in Parsons Ks. yesterday morning and a friend &myself went and saw it. Amazing ! It takes 50 gallons of oil and 200 gallons of water to go a mile! It weighs 1.2 Million pounds. That is some American steel and know how on display right there. If you are anywhere near it's stops you should go and see it, you'll be glad you did.

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: K52] #7329531
08/13/21 09:31 PM
08/13/21 09:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 751
Kansas
S
Swifty Offline
trapper
Swifty  Offline
trapper
S

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 751
Kansas

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329532
08/13/21 09:32 PM
08/13/21 09:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,702
Iowa
T
trapdog1 Offline
trapper
trapdog1  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,702
Iowa
1.2 million pounds of weight! Impressive!

Re: Big Boy steam locomotive [Re: Jiggamitch] #7329629
08/13/21 11:26 PM
08/13/21 11:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 14,248
Wheaton Ks
L
lee steinmeyer Offline
trapper
lee steinmeyer  Offline
trapper
L

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 14,248
Wheaton Ks
Yeah, my wife drug me away from work to go see it, at Onaga Ks. It was headed east, wasn't expecting it to land in Tx! Looked to me that it burned diesel to make steam. Too many people there and was thirty min late and stayed like thirty min at the stop. Had a late model diesel electric engine in tow, prolly in case it breaks down! lol


Now officially an old fart
http://www.lptraplinesupply.com
Anything can happen when your trappin!
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread