Union Pacific Railroad’s Legendary Steam Locomotive Pulling UP 150 Express Train
What: Legendary steam locomotive No. 844 is headed back to Cheyenne to wrap-up the sixth leg of the UP 150 Express tour. Though the next day, the steam locomotive will begin the seventh and final leg of the UP 150 Express, a multi-segment tour celebrating Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary, and sharing the company’s rich history with the communities it serves. No. 844 is headed to Houston, Texas.
When & Where:
Tues., Oct. 9 Ogden, Utah to Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wed., Oct. 10 Rock Springs, Wyo., to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Thurs., Oct. 11 Cheyenne, Wyo., to North Platte, Neb.
Fri., Oct. 12 North Platte, Neb., to Marysville, Kan.
Sat., Oct. 13 Marysville, Kan., to Kansas City, Mo.
Sun., Oct. 14 Available for public viewing –
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, Mo.
Why: No. 844 is traveling 13,000 miles through 15 states as part of Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration.
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America’s iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain.
Arrival and departure times for the steam train can be found at www.upsteam.com. Website visitors can follow No. 844 on a GPS system map that updates its location every five minutes. GPS updates are also available at http://twitter.com/UP_Steam.