Union Pacific 844

844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1944. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

From 1962 to 1989 it was numbered  8444,  due to a diesel numbered 844.

844 was placed in freight service between 1957 and 1959. It was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and held for special service.

The engine has run hundreds of thousands of miles as Union Pacific's ambassador of goodwill. It has made appearances at Expo '74 in Spokane, the 1981 opening of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans and the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Los Angeles Union Station in 1989.

Alco introduced the 4-8-4 locomotive in 1926.  The first units were delivered to Northern Pacific and soon acquired the nickname "Northern"

Builder: Alco
Year: 1944
Wheel Arrangement: 4-8-4
Weight: w/tender 907,980 lbs.
Length: 114 ft. 2-5/8 in.
Water: 23,500 gallons
Fuel: 6,200 gallons No. 5 oil
Cylinder: 25 in. x 32 in.
Driving Wheel Diameter: 80 in.
Pressure: 300 lbs.
Tractive Effort: 63,800 lbs.
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