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No. 844 steam locomotive returns to area on Friday

April 14, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2010 at 11:14 p.m.


About the locomotive

No. 844 is equipped with a global positioning system and it can be tracked on the Internet at www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/trace.cfm.

Web site visitors will be able to access route maps with varying amounts of detail, which are updated every five minutes showing No. 844's location.

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Train enthusiast can catch the No. 844 steam locomotive for one last visit Friday en route back to Cheyenne Wyo. It will arrive in Bloomington at 1 p.m. Friday and leave at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Built for Union Pacific, the No. 844 visited South Texas for the first time on Tuesday afternoon.

The locomotive is traveling across the 23 states Union Pacific travels in as part of the Valley Eagle Heritage tour. It can be tracked on the Internet at www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/trace.cfm.

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