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Union Pacific Railroad’s Legendary Steam Locomotive

We were coming home today from a ride and saw a crowd and wondered what was happening. And then son pulled off to the side of the road quickly. He said “omg, I forgot that the steam engine is coming through here today.”  And everyone was out taking pictures.

http://www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/steam/index.shtml

The Steam Engine known as Locomotive No. 844 is on its way home to Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is awesome and ohhhh the sound of it when they lay on the horn is like going back in time.  We got a few pictures but the crowd was so big that son hopes tomorrow to get some more.

Anyone living in Colorado, the train will leave Monday to head to Pueblo where it will be on public display from ten to four at the Union Pacific Rail Yard in Pueblo. Wednesday and Thursday, the train will travel on to Denver and from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

This is from the Huerfano World Journal:

“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 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. ”

Here are the few pictures we got. This little town got a lot of train travel through here because it was a big mining area and the trains came through to pick up the coal and haul it to other parts of the country.

I so love the sound of the trains as they blow coming through here.

November 4, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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