Union Pacific Railroad’s Legendary Steam Locomotive Coming To Town. It will be carrying troops from another era.
Union Pacific Railroad's legendary steam locomotive No. 844 is traveling from Cheyenne, Wyo. to Marion, Ark., pulling a special 150th Anniversary Commemoration Civil War Troop Train with nearly 300 civil war historians from the Midwest on their journey to participate in the 150th Anniversary Battle Of Shiloh Reenactment, as hosted by the Blue Gray Alliance, near the Shiloh National Military Park.
Here are the scheduled stops.
Thursday, March 22 Cheyenne, Wyo., to North Platte, Neb.
Friday, March 23 North Platte, Neb., to Council Bluffs, Iowa
Saturday, March 24 Council Bluffs – Train preparation – no public display.
Sunday, March 25 Council Bluffs, Iowa to Kansas City, Kan.
Monday, March 26 Kansas City, Kan. – Train preparation – no public display.
Tuesday, March 27 Shiloh Limited - Kansas City, Kan. to St. Louis, Mo.
Wed., March 28 Shiloh Limited - St. Louis, Mo. to Marion, Ark.
A Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) transmitter was installed on one of the railcars that travel with No. 844. The GPS system has been integrated with a map on UP’s Web site at www.up.com. Enter "Steam" in the search box on the homepage for a shortcut to the map. Web site visitors will be able to access route maps with varying amounts of detail which are updated every five minutes showing No. 844’s location.