You are bidding on a vintage 1961 PHOTOPlease note this is A PHOTO - NOT a postcard size 5 x 3 1/2 inches Auction includes PHOTO ONLY - Ticket and Clearance Form NOT INCLUDED A bit of history:
Union Pacific 844 is a 4-8-4 steam locomotive owned by Union Pacific Railroad . It was the last steam locomotive delivered (in 1944) to Union Pacific and is unique in that it is the only steam locomotive never retired by a North American Class I railroad . It was designed as a passenger engine and pulled such trains as the Overland Flyer , Los Angeles Limited , Portland Rose and Challenger . It was reassigned to freight service when diesel-electric locomotives took over passenger service and operated from 1957 to 1959 in Nebraska . It was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and is now used on company and public excursion trains, along with revenue freight during ferry moves.From 1962-1989, this locomotive was numbered UP 8444 due to a conflict with the railroad's numbering plan for the EMD GP30 locomotives that UP owned at the time. After the conflicting GP30 was retired from service in June 1989, 8444 was renumbered back to 844. Actual photo image is sharper and more detailed than online image. RARE HISTORICAL COLLECTIBLE PHOTO condition: see attached photo "BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY MANY OTHER OLD PHOTOS and MY EBAY STORE ~
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