Pacing UP 844 From High Above
Pacing Union Pacific’s 844 Northern class 4-8-4 drone style!
In one of the most interesting pacing shots we ever seen, UP 844 seems to be topping 75-80 MPH as she passes a freight in the opposite direction.
UP #844 was ordered and designed by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1944, in order to safely pull a 1000 ton passenger train at 100 miles per hour!
The “Ride of the Valkyries” theme was used to enhance the viewing experience so as not to hear the whirring sound of the drone.
Some Quick Facts about UP #844
- 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!