UP 844 Hi Ball’n North Of Laramie!
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!
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!
- 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!