RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 4014 Union Pacific Steam 4-8-8-4 at Evanston, Wyoming by Kevin Madore
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» May 13, 2019
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Morning Light in Evanston. The sun has been up in Evanston for just about 45 minutes but the fires in UP's two heritage steam locomotives were re-lit hours ago and both engines are building pressure for an 8AM departure to Rock Springs. Unlike coal-burning locomotives, which are typically kept hot all night, either through continuous attention from hostlers, or by building a "bank" in the firebox, oil-burners like 844 and 4014 are generally shut down completely. The insulation around the boiler keeps the water quite hot, so it only takes a couple of hours of firing in the morning to get the engines ready to work. Even coal-fired engines aren't ready to work immediately, as they typically require shaking the grates, cleaning the ashpan and building a new fire. In that respect, oil-burners require somewhat less work and are significantly cleaner, because they don't leave behind a pile of "engine poo"....something I am sure the folks in Evanston appreciate!
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