Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pic Today 10/19/16




RESTORED STEAM ENGINE
STOPS IN KIRKWOOD

Union Pacific's
"Living Legend" No. 844
steam locomotive
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.
 



9 comments:

  1. I was wondering if you were down there yesterday. I'm not in the second shot when you took it but was there when the train left.

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  2. No wait. I had moved down by the gates when it pulled out. I was talking to an old friend, Bill Burkholder. He's a photographer also for the Times besides working at the Kirkwood train station.

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  3. Es genial que todavía siga rodando. Fue todo un acierto no desguazarlo. Me encantan estos trenes con historia.
    Hugs!

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  4. Es bonito ver esas viejas locomotoras recuperadas y los recuerdos que nos traen.
    Un abrazo Rick

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  5. What a magnificent view of this recovered locomotive.
    Great images, Rick!!!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by on artandkits.blogspot.com
    Enjoy your day! All the best!
    Ana

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  6. Wish I was there riding that old engine!!Nothing compares to those old trains:)))xoxoxo

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  7. Interesting curiosity by the old steam locomotive...
    Nice photos...
    ~~~~~~~

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