RESTORED STEAM ENGINE
STOPS IN KIRKWOOD
"Living Legend" No. 844
made a stop in Kirkwood, Misssouri
on its way to celebrate the opening
of the Big River Crossing
in Memphis, Tennessee.
The journey of this famous locomotive
is the first multi-state trip
since the engine's 3-year restoration.
No. 844 was placed in freight service
in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959.
It was saved from being scrapped in 1960.
The engine has run hundreds of thousands
of miles as Union Pacific's ambassador of goodwill.
Hundreds of Kirkwood residents and
train enthusiasts showed up for the
short "stop over" at Kirkwood Train Station.