Legendary Steam Locomotive Chugging To Salina
KSAL Staff - Mon 04:21 PM 08/13/2012
A Legendary steam locomotive will chug into Salina on Tuesday, and be on display Wednesday.
Union Pacific Engine No. 844 is on the fourth leg of the UP 150 Express, a multi-segment tour celebrating Union Pacific's 150th anniversary.
Visitors can step inside Union Pacific's vintage Promontory baggage car that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling museum. The traveling exhibit closely replicates the full-scale Building America exhibit that opened earlier this year at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The traveling exhibit takes visitors back in time using the latest interactive touch screen technology to illustrate how Union Pacific supported communities as they were established along the way as the transcontinental railroad was built. The interactive experience culminates with the modern Union Pacific Railroad, which transports goods American businesses and consumers use every day.
Engine No. 844 will pull the traveling exhibit 13,000 miles through 15 states as part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration. The tour is headed to Salina following a stop at the Iowa State Fair on August 9 - 12.
Engine No. 844 is scheduled to arrive at the Old Depot in Salina at 400 N. 13th Street at 3:01 pm Tuesday. It will be on display all Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., before leaving on Thursday morning.