Big iron

Rail buffs, rejoice! Union Pacific locomotive 844 is scheduled to be at the Amtrak station from about 10:45 Saturday until about 8 am Monday. This makes a great photo op. See what the Age of Steam was all about. Marvel at the size of the driving wheels. Service cars will be part of the train, including a boiler car and tender. I don’t find that there will be any photo run-bys for video and sound enthusiasts, so to capture the train in motion it may be necessary to be there for arrival or departure. Whether people will be permitted to view the interior of the locomotive cab doesn’t appear in on-line information. It looks as though locomotive 844 has smoke deflectors or elephant ears, similar to those depicted here.

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