Union Pacific’s Living Legend No 844 Coming Back To Life!

Union Pacific’s Living Legend No 844 Coming Back To Life! | Train Fanatics Videos

UP 844 is passing her exams and readies for her debut at the Cheyenne Frontier Days July 23rd, 2016!

If you have nothing to do, make sure you go to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Celebration on July 23rd of this year! Union Pacific’s steam shops are rolling out their newly refurbished No 844 locomotive!


Working on the last stages of the 15 year check up, this locomotive was inspected down to rails and all bad or corroded parts replaced. The Heritage team at the Union Pacific Steam shops successfully test fired the engine on June 16 and a full steam test was completed on June 17th.

If you are as excited as we are about seeing this magnificent machine back on the rails this summer, you can get more information at:

Some Quick facts about UP 844 !

  • Builder: American Locomotive Works – 1944
  • Configuation – 4-8-4 wheel arrangement
  • Driver diameters – 80 inches!
  • Locomotive and tender weight combined – 907,890 lbs
  • MAX SPEED – 120 MPH !

We are more than ready to see the UP844 back on the rails. A true railfan’s dream. Let us know what you think!


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