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Posted 1 year ago

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Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to see the Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844 while it was on tour.
The Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. It was delivered in 1944 and is the only steam locomotive from the Union Pacific fleet which has never been retired. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such renowned trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose & Challenger trains. An extra "4" was added to it's number (No. 8444) in 1962 to distinguish it from a diesel locomotive numbered in the 800 series. It regained it's rightful number (No. 844) in June 1989, after the diesel locomotive was retired.
Gauge of Track: 4'-8-1/2"
Fuel Capacity: 6,000 gallons
Boiler:
Inside diameter: 86-3/16 inches
Pressure: 300 lbs.
Weight:
Engine: 486,340 lbs.
Tender (loaded): 421,550 lbs.
Firebox:
Length: 150' 1/32"
Width: 96-3/16"
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    That must have been an experience you'll never forget, getting to stand beside that mechanical steaming giant.
    Love the interior shot!
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago


    Thanks walksoftly for the comments & appreciation. I remember it was a hot summer day, but I still wore blue levi's, a white long-sleeve shirt & my blue striped conductor style vest and carried my Hamilton 940 pocket watch, the 18-size Railroad Timekeeper of America. It was attached to a silver watch chain with a Austrian 2mm pinfire pistol watch fob. I was a great day and one to remember.
    Dave
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/62499-hamilton-940?in=collection-726
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    You not only remember it you a nice story to go with it!
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kerry for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Love the plastic bucket.For long trips I guess. Scoop in another bucket?
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BB2 for the humorous outlook & the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks EJW-54 & inky for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks beachbomb & gargoylecollector for the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Manikin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Designer, officialfuel & chrissylovescats for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks DCB for the link & appreciation.
    Great video of a magnificent machine.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    Dave
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks shughs for the appreciation.
    Dave
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    Thanks musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
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    Thanks neat.old.stuff for the appreciation.
    Dave
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    Thanks mtg75 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  19. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 months ago
    Thanks Manikin & PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the appreciation.
    Dave
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    Thanks aghcollect for the appreciation.
    Dave

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