Historic Locomotive In Town


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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, April 17, 2009

Locomotive number 844 is on a month-long tour across several states. 

UP’s Zoe Richmond says the passenger train was saved from the scrap heap and is now their rolling ambassador of goodwill. 

“This is the last steam locomotive that Union Pacific purchased back in the early ‘40s and it’s actually the only one that still tours the country. This is definitely a piece of American history.” 

The train’s engine has been overhauled. The cab interior has also been refurbished.

Locomotive 844 will be on display in Roseville Saturday, April 18th as part of the city’s Centennial celebration. 

But if you miss the train, you’ll have another chance to see it in Roseville on April 25th.