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Famed Wyoming locomotive on goodwill tour through Nebraska

Jun 22, 2012 The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Railroad history buffs can check out one of Union Pacific's historic steam locomotives in Omaha during the College World Series, and then watch it return home to Wyoming.

Union Pacific is displaying steam locomotive No. 844 throughout the College World Series in downtown Omaha. The display is across the street from the stadium.

Steam Locomotive No. 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. Delivered in 1944, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

After the baseball tournament concludes, the locomotive will return to Cheyenne, which is its permanent depot.

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Familiar for its excursion runs over the Sherman Hills between Cheyenne and Laramie, Union Pacific steam locomotive 844 is on a goodwill appearance at the College World Series this week in Omaha, Neb. UP photo

Familiar for its excursion runs over the Sherman Hills between Cheyenne and Laramie, Union Pacific steam locomotive 844 is on a goodwill appearance at the College World Series this week in Omaha, Neb. UP photo


Familiar for its excursion runs over the Sherman Hills between Cheyenne and Laramie, Union Pacific steam locomotive 844 is on a goodwill appearance at the College World Series this week in Omaha, Neb. UP photo

Familiar for its excursion runs over the Sherman Hills between Cheyenne and Laramie, Union Pacific steam locomotive 844 is on a goodwill appearance at the College World Series this week in Omaha, Neb. UP photo

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