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Archive for Thursday, September 21, 2006

Locomotive to pass through city today

September 21, 2006

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Union Pacific Railroad's legendary steam locomotive No. 844 is expected to pass through Lawrence about midday today.

The train is traveling from its home base in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., for a weekend train show.

The locomotive is scheduled to stop at 10:30 a.m. at Topeka's Overland Station Depot, 701 N. Kansas Ave. It will depart at 11 a.m. for Kansas City and should pass through North Lawrence sometime before noon. It is not scheduled to stop in Lawrence.

You can see the train's schedule at Kansas City Union Station's Heritage Express page. You can follow the train's location by clicking on the "Steam Locomotive Trace" link.

UP No. 844 and other trains will be on display at Union Station from Friday through Sunday.

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