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Steam locomotive No. 844 will be in North Platte on Monday, parking overnight before he heads to Omaha for 10 days of public display.

The locomotive will be parked downtown along Front St.

No. 844 is the last steam engine built for Union Pacific in operation. A high-speed passenger engine, it was delivered in 1944, and pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

No. 844 and the historic Centennial No. 6936 will be on display in Omaha across the street from TD Ameritrade Park during the men's college world series.

The schedule:

• Monday, June 10 - Cheyenne, Wyo., to North Platte, Neb.

• Tuesday, June 11 - North Platte to Council Bluffs, Iowa

• Wednesday, June 12 - Council Bluffs, Iowa to Omaha, Neb.

• Thursday, June 13 - Train preparation – No Public Display

• Friday, June 14 – Public Display – Union Pacific’s Home Plate through Tuesday, June 25, 12th and Cumming streets, across from TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Noon – 7 p.m. CDT.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/7/2013
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