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Dalhart welcomes Union Pacific steam engine

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Union Pacific’s last steam engine train, No. 844, rolled through Dalhart Saturday, November 3 in celebration of Union Pacific’s 150th Anniversary tour. The train’s team arrived in Dalhart at approximately 4:30 p.m. Train enthusiast and sightseers greeted the nostalgic old steam engine at every crossing from the Rita Blanca Lake to the Union Pacific Depot on Chicago Street.
The rolling piece of history, weighing 454 tons left from Houston on Saturday, October 27 and is scheduled to arrive back to its home in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Thursday, November 8.
The locomotive was delivered in 1944 and has hauled freight and passengers during the years it was operational in the line-up. More recently, the train has served as the railroad company’s “goodwill ambassador,” making appearances at museums and heritage celebrations, according to a news release.

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