UP 844 Hi Ball’n North Of Laramie!

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UP 844 Hi Ball’n North Of Laramie! | Train Fanatics Videos
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Union Pacific’s #844 loves the wide open ranges of Wyoming!

Seen here showing us speeds of 75-80 miles per hour, you know the engineers love High Ball’n this baby through the wide open countryside!

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Set to music ofWilhelm Richard Wagner’s “Flight of the Valkyries by Wilhelm Richard Wagner”, #844 passes by a long Union Pacific freight on her journey north.

Notice she is burning clean fuel which curtails the black smoke normally seen out of the stack.

The #844 was built to withstand speeds of up to 120 miles per hour safely!

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company 1944
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
  • Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf

Let us know if you ever had the chance to see this great locomotive running at full speed! We would love to hear about your experience!

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