Thursday, May 5, 2011
Living Legend No. 844 aka The Little Rock Express
Thanks to http://upsteam.com I now have a detailed account of the Whistle-Stops on Living Legend No. 844, the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad which was delivered in 1944 and better known these days as the Little Rock Express.
Arkansans managed to beat out the Tuscola Turn folks by a close margin and win the "Great Excursion Adventure-You Route The Steam" contest. So, No. 844 started out in Cheyenne, WY on May 27th and will mosey on down the tracks toward cities such as Kansas City, St. Louis, Popular Bluff, Walnut Ridge, and Bald Knob before it stops to be on display June 9th behind Union Pacific at 1000 W. 4th Street, North Little Rock, AR from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Hope my Daddy will be able to travel down to the Shops that day...like he did every week day of his life for well over 40 years...working on those trains. One Living Legend checking out another...