Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No. 844

No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1944. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such well-known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger trains.

When diesel locomotives took over pulling passenger trains, No. 844 was placed in freight service in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959. It was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and held for special service.

This engine has run for hundreds of thousands of miles as Union Pacific’s ambassador of goodwill. It has made appearances at Expo ‘74 in Spokane, the 1981 opening of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans and the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Los Angeles Union Station in 1989.

This is the Flyer I got in the Gift Shop on the No. 844 when we saw it again today.

Steam Engine 001 (Medium)
An Old Truck We took a picture of for Steven.
Steam Engine 002 (Medium)Steam Engine 003 (Medium)Steam Engine 004 (Medium)Steam Engine 005 (Medium)Steam Engine 006 (Medium)Steam Engine 007 (Medium)Steam Engine 008 (Medium)

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