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UP 844 Back to Texas- I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy!

March 17, 2010

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the return of Union Pacific 844 to Texas next month to help the City of Harlingen, Texas celebrate the centennial of its founding.

My first reaction was to take the month of April off to become an 844 groupie, but that’s not too practical. I’ll have to settle for a couple of days on its way south through the Houston area, then a few more when it returns north.

Let’s take a look at the 844’s first trip to Texas, back in May 2006:

On the move after pausing to allow a grain train into the siding at Odlaw TX on May 12, 2006

The 844 gets caught up in terminal congestion at San Antonio, May 12, 2006.

Like a junkie, I’m looking forward to another fix of UP steam. And remember, if you’re not speeding, you’re not trying…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric permalink
    March 27, 2010 10:41 pm

    “If your not speeding your not trying” haha ver nice… my new modo

  2. Rick Malo permalink
    January 14, 2011 6:58 pm

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful locomotive. Love those FEFs. Sad to say, I’ve missed every steam show in Texas since the Freedom Train in 1976. Mom took me and my brother to see the “Flying Scotsman” when it came to Houston back in the ’60s.

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