UP #844 Over And Under!
Picture in picture makes for an exciting perspective of the this classic locomotive!
Creative use of today’s technology makes for great photo angles as the the UP 844 blasts past at high speed!
She is shown here making her way through numerous crossing in Nebraska on her way to Cheyenne, Wyoming
Notice she is burning clean fuel which curtails the black smoke normally seen out of the stack.
The smoke deflectors are designed to move the smoke away from the locomotive in order to give the engineers better visibility.While her normal speed is around 75-80 mph on while high balling, the #844 was built to withstand speeds of up to 120 miles per hour safely!
UP 844 was the last steam locomotive built for the Union Pacific Railroad and was designated for passenger service during her illustrious career.
- Rail Line: Union Pacific
- Train Name: UP steam engine 844
- Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class
- Builder: American Locomotive Company 1944
- Train type: Passenger
- Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
- Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the UP 844 or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!