UP 844 September 2012 schedule announced

The Union Pacific Railroad’s 2012 September schedule will have the historic 4-8-4 steam locomotive No. 844 making appearances throughout Iowa and Nebraska as part of the railroad’s 150th anniversary celebration.

UP 844 leads a the 150th Anniversary Train over Sand Creek in northeast Denver. The vantage point is from the new Central Park Blvd overpass near the old Stapleton Airport. The construction on the far left is for UPs new yard tracks, while the construction between the UP tracks and the road is for the new commuter rail line to DIA. Photo by Nick DAmato

The Union Pacific No. 844 schedule calls for the railroad’s legendary steam locomotive heading to the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Pufferbilly Days in Boone, Iowa, and on to the North Platte Rail Fest!

The locomotive will be on display in Boone and and Ames, Iowa, and Grand Island and North Platte, Neb., during the trip. The railroad’s steam-powered exhibit train will depart its Cheyenne, Wyo., home on Aug. 30. and return on Sept. 17.

Union Pacific is operating the locomotive throughout its system to celebrate the railroad’s 150th anniversary. A full schedule for No. 844’s travels can be found online at www.upsteam.com

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