This might just be something to try and go see!
A little bit of history is always a good thing to see first hand! Imagine what the kids reaction would be if they were able to see and actually touch something like this old timer!
No. 844 locomotive chugs through Texas© 2010 The Associated Press
April 9, 2010, 12:50PM
DALLAS — The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad is chugging its way through Texas as part of the Valley Eagle heritage tour.
Locomotive No. 844 pulled into north Texas early Friday afternoon.
The tour is named for a Missouri Pacific passenger train, the Valley Eagle, which formerly operated between Houston and Brownsville.
UP says the high-speed passenger engine was delivered in 1944. No. 844 was placed in freight service in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959, then was saved from being scrapped the following year. It's now used for goodwill runs.
The locomotive's journey began April 2 in Cheyenne, Wyo., winding through Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
The Texas schedule includes stops and layovers from Denton to Fort Worth to Houston to Harlingen to Longview. No. 844 is scheduled to depart for Arkansas on April 21.
It's a pleasant task to post about something like this for a change. I just thought you might enjoy reading about it.
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside. Supposed to be a nice day!