Union Pacific RR 2-8-0 No. 428
Union, IL, United States
Location: Illinois Railway Museum
Status: Restoration
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Posted: Nov 1, 2013 @ 15:11:15 by
The running gear is nearing completion. This is to be finished after 1630.
Posted: Dec 16, 2010 @ 13:12:18 by Nicholas Medovich
428 should be running at the end of 2011 if everything goes well.
Posted: Sep 25, 2009 @ 19:09:10 by JD Marzec
428 should be running in 2012 if everything goes right
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 @ 18:08:17 by Luke R
Had a steam test on this past weekend, a huge milestone in the Restoration. Might be done by the end of the year, but expected to be done by the end of next year (2010).
Posted: Sep 13, 2008 @ 21:09:45 by J.D. Marzec
428 Passed the hydro. We are in the process of replacing a leaky injector fitting. She will see a stream test by the end of this year.
Posted: Jun 1, 2008 @ 23:06:45 by john heid
428 is getting closer, but is still a mess. We won't see here out of the shop for at least three years. Running gear and wheels still need work, and the cab needs to be put back on still.
Posted: Aug 5, 2007 @ 17:08:57 by J.D. Marzec
In the process of replacing a leaky stay bolt.
Posted: Jul 29, 2007 @ 20:07:12 by J.D. Marzec
Just hydro tested to 237 psi.
Posted: Jun 9, 2007 @ 18:06:24 by John Heid
I heard today at IRM that the 428 is almost done, but will not be done soon enough to operate this year. the best hope for steam at irm this year is Frisco 1630.
Posted: Apr 10, 2007 @ 20:04:50 by J.D. Marzec
Wood being put on tender. Tender getting painted soon. Water tested and one staybolt leakes. New cab is almost finished and all gauges and fittings are on the loco.
Posted: Mar 28, 2007 @ 15:03:34 by Daniel Lindfors
The loco is to run this summer!
Posted: Nov 20, 2006 @ 20:11:49 by J.D. Marzec
428 is close to completion and might run for the '07 season.
Posted: Feb 20, 2003 @ 04:02:06 by Doug Bailey
Updated locomotive's status in database to reflect 'Restoration'. Thanks for the info.
Posted: Feb 16, 2003 @ 19:02:00 by ByteBark
This locomotive is currently undergoing operational restoration.