Thanks to Abraham Lincoln in 1862, the Union Pacific Railroad was created by the stroke of his pen!
Over a century and a half later, the Union Pacific celebrated its birth with a Civil War tribute to those who fought in the Battle of Shiloh. Called the Battle of Shiloh Limited, this special 17 car train pulled by UP #844 was filled with Civil War reenactors heading to the 150th reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh.
UP #844 is seen here just outside of Shelton, Nebraska, west of the town of Wood River.
Fast and furious is what you see here with Union Pacific’s 844 Northern class beast!
Ordered by Union Pacific in 1944, UP 844 was designed by Union Pacific and ALCO to safely pull a 1000 ton passenger train at 100 miles per hour!
Let us know you have ever seen UP 844 barreling down the tracks! We would love to hear about your experience!