Laramie Visited By Historic Union Pacific Locomotive [PHOTOS][VIDEO]
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Laramie residents flocked to the historic Laramie Train Depot to watch as the Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive engine chugged up from Cheyenne Tuesday morning.
No. 844, or the Living Legend, stopped in Laramie Tuesday after a test run last week from Cheyenne to Greeley, CO and back.
The locomotive was scheduled to stop in Laramie at 9:45 a.m., but due to delays in Cheyenne, it arrived at the depot closer to 10:08 a.m.
No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. The engine has run thousands of miles as Union Pacific’s ambassador of goodwill.
The next Wyoming stops on the schedule include Hanna and Rawlins. No. 844, which runs on diesel fuel, will travel through Wyoming, Idaho and Utah before returning to Cheyenne. Laramie residents will have a chance to view the engine again on it’s return journey on April 28 from 2:45 p.m to 3:15 p.m.
The schedule for the No. 844 journey can be found here.