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Vintage Union Pacific train stops in Gering
September 07, 2012 Jerry Purvis   

Courtesy Photo by Larry Gibbs The legendary Union Pacific No. 844 steam locomotive pulls some vintage passenger cars down the track toward Gering. The trip is part of Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Last week, people from around the area got a look at a piece of history as the Union Pacific Railroad brought one of its vintage steam locomotives to Gering for an overnight stay.
Locomotive No. 844, known as the “Living Legend,” was built in 1944 and has never been out of service. As the railroad celebrates its 150th anniversary, the locomotive is traveling through 15 states, covering some 13,000 miles of track through Sept. 17, when it...

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