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TIDBIT: MORE STEAM LOCOMOTIVISM TO PONDER

August 9, 2018 By Joseph P. Farrell

On Monday I entertained some really high octane speculation about why the Union Pacific Railroad is going to all the expense to refurbish old steam locomotives. As you might recall, I speculated that it was about much more than merely providing fun and games for "railroad heritage days", that something else was afoot, like preserving the knowledge base behind them, and, if necessary, being able to build one from scratch, if need or necessity arose. Well, with that in mind, ponder this 30 minute video of one of the engineers involved in refurbishing those old locomotives, and consider the implications of what is being said, and done: