April 4, 2010
Steam Locomotive No. 844, the last steam engine built for the Union Pacific Railroad, rolled through Lawrence on Sunday. Onlookers lined the tracks in North Lawrence to snap pictures or just get a good view of the old steam train. The locomotive stopped Sunday at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., where it will be on display until 8 p.m. today. The locomotive’s home base is in Cheyenne, Wyo., and it is on a 28-day, eight-state tour of the central U.S. The locomotive has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on such tours in the UP Heritage program.