UP 844 Gets 15 Year Check Up
UP 844 gets star treatment from Union Pacific!
Shown here 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, 2016.
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 appreciative of UP’s Heritage Rail program. A true railfan’s dream. Let us know what you think!