UP 844 Can Still Bring It
Could you keep up with UP 844 while making this pacing shot?
Shot near Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, this couple happened upon this classic steamer and did an outstanding job of keeping up with her!
In one of the most continuous pacing shots ever seen, they managed to keep up from Dalles to just shy of Boardman, Oregon.
Up close and personal with hundreds of moving parts!
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!
- Rail Line: Union Pacific
- Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class Northern
- Builder: American Locomotive Company
- Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
- Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf
Let us know you have ever seen UP 844 barreling down the tracks! We would love to hear about your experience!