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Post by PurpleKoosh » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:00 pm

A friend of mine just learned that the Union Pacific Railroad will be running the world's largest operating steam locomotive through Gerlach on August 30, Tuesday. It will come through sometime between Noon and 4 PM.

The steam crew is aware of Burning Man and is considering stopping or rolling through slow to give Burners a chance to see this thing. It's pretty impressive. It's a big articulated machine that is over 120' long, over 1 million pounds and will do 80+ MPH. It was built in the 1940's and runs on fire, so its a natural for B-man.

They'd like to get some burners out there to visit with. And, since it's a crew of guys a long way from home, won't mind at all if the lady burners would like to pose for pictures with their engine. (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

PM me here if you're interested in getting a closer look at this, and I'll let G know, so he can try and get more info on where they'll be stopping. He's not sure if it will be near the Hot Springs or in Gerlach itself.
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Post by HughMungus » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:09 pm

I heard Mars is going to be bigger than the moon, too.

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Post by Kinetic IV » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:17 pm

Now seeing that is worth the $20 gate fee and then some. Thanks for the heads up PurpleKoosh.
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Post by PurpleKoosh » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:53 pm

DallasPlaya wrote:I heard Mars is going to be bigger than the moon, too.
:roll:

The friend I got the information from is a volunteer at the Portola rail museum.


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Post by HughMungus » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:01 pm

PurpleKoosh wrote:
DallasPlaya wrote:I heard Mars is going to be bigger than the moon, too.
:roll:

The friend I got the information from is a volunteer at the Portola rail museum.


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Steam Engine Coming

Post by zephyrus » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:32 pm

The steam engine looks like it will be making a service stop somewhere near Gerlach/Black Rock. Where will depend on where the most people would be able to see it.

Seems Gerlach would be easier than the hot springs for folks, but are the residents going to appreciate a bunch of burners hanging around it in (or out of) their playa finest?

Inquiring minds wanna know...

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Re: Steam Engine Coming

Post by The Bass » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:58 pm

zephyrus wrote: Seems Gerlach would be easier than the hot springs for folks, but are the residents going to appreciate a bunch of burners hanging around it in (or out of) their playa finest?
no, they'd be SHOCKED - they've never seen burners before!!!

really, don't worry bout a thing, they see all 40k of us roll through twice a year -- sometimes some of us even stop and talk!

i have also heard rumors that some gerlach residents have actually been to the playa!

not confirmed, though...

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Post by redqueen23 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:05 pm

Train of thought just derailed...uhh what was it ahhhh yeah Um o okay!...Worlds biggest steam engine isnt bigger than My Baggage Car! Can we burn it?

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Re: Steam Engine Coming

Post by zephyrus » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:18 pm

[/quote]

no, they'd be SHOCKED - they've never seen burners before!!!

really, don't worry bout a thing, they see all 40k of us roll through twice a year -- sometimes some of us even stop and talk!

i have also heard rumors that some gerlach residents have actually been to the playa!

not confirmed, though...[/quote]


Heh! You know, that's what I thought, but then I keep getting warned that the Gerlachians will FREAK if we're running around playa style.

Oh, well, I guess we'll find out. Its going to stop in Gerlach on Tuesday.

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train schedlue

Post by firepoet » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:38 pm

look at the post Playa Locomotive for the approxiamte schedule

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