The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad will be traveling through Dawson County twice in the coming weeks. The ‘Living Legend” No. 844 will be traveling more than 1,200 miles from Wyoming to Tennessee for an event there on October 22nd. On it’s way out, it will make a 30-minute stop in Cozad on October 14th at 9:15am near the Wilson Depot along Highway 30. According to the Cozad Chamber of Commerce, U-P officials and Mayor Nancy Meyer will be make a short presentation. Cozad Elementary 4th graders, who are studying Nebraska history, will be busses to the event.
On it’s way back, the ‘Living Legend’ steam locomotive will stop in Lexington on October 30th from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. The trek is the first multi-state venture since the locomotive’s three-year restoration.
See ‘Living Legend’ No. 844 schedule here.
Track the location of ‘Living Legend’ No. 844 here.