The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad will be traveling through Nebraska 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 stops Oct. 14 in Gibbon at the Pawnee Road Crossing at 11 a.m., Belvidere at 1:15 p.m. at the C Street Crossing before making its final stop of the day in Fairbury at 2:20 p.m. at the Rock Island Depot. The train will depart from Fairbury at 8 a.m. the next morning.
On it’s way back, the ‘Living Legend’ steam locomotive will stop in Belvidere and Gibbon on Oct. 30. The trek is the first multi-state venture since the locomotive’s three-year restoration.