Union Pacific’s #844 Steam Locomotive Stirs Downtown Oakland!
As part of the Western Heritage Tour, Union Pacific’s Northern #844 begins her journey in downtown Oakland!Advertisement
Union Pacific’s Western Heritage Tour brings railfans out in droves!
Headed to Stockton, California, there are great shots of Union Pacific’s Northern #844 crossing over the Greenville Trestle at Altamont Pass as well as the Western Pacific Bridge.
Best of all, the clip ends in at the locomotive passing over the Stockton Diamonds ( AKA the Keddie Junction in Stockton).
At 3:11 into the clip, there is a surprise meeting at Hearst, California, where Union Pacific’s Northern #844 pauses for a photo op with Southern Pacific’s #2472 (4-6-2) and Robert Dollar Co.’s #3 (2-6-2 tank locomotive).
All to the delight of the railfans!
The Union Pacific Railroad is one of largest railroads in the United States. This particular Union Pacific’s # 844 was one of the last steam locomotives that moved both freight and passengers. She now serves her owners pulling special public trains on historic occasions as depicted in this video.
- Rail Line: Union Pacific
- Train Name: UP steam engine 844 launches The Western Heritage Tour Union Pacific Railroads
- Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class
- Builder: American Locomotive Company
- Train type: Freight/Passenger
- Location: Oakland, California
- Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
If you’ve ever seen the Union Pacific 844 or a train like this one, please let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience!