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Sierra #3 Locomotive: A Star Is Reborn Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

Over a 90-year span, the legendary Sierra #3 locomotive appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions, including the iconic Westerns The Virginian (1929), High Noon(1952) and Unforgiven (1992). In its heyday, the oil-burning locomotive crisscrossed the country delivering lumber, but it eventually fell into disrepair, gathering dust and rust in a California rail yard. THE SIERRA #3 LOCOMOTIVE: A STAR IS REBORN chronicles the restoration of one of the oldest operating steam locomotives in the United States and the passionate restorers committed to bringing it back to life. Experts detail the complexities of the restoration, which posed a variety of mechanical and engineering challenges for the crew of dedicated specialists, project managers, engineers and volunteers. With funding running out and technical issues to overcome, the team feverishly attempts to complete the project before the scheduled Fourth of July debut.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
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    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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