Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Union Pacific No. 844

On April 8th, Union Pacific's last steam locomotive on the tracks, No. 844, chugged into Muskogee, and carried close to 50 passengers to Eufaula, before heading further south. State Rep. George Faught's office helped to coordinate the event.

Here are some pictures from the stop and ride.

(The conductor, my mom [Becky Faught], and UP's Clint Schelbitzki)

I was given the opportunity to ride in the locomotive on the way down to Eufaula. I took a few pictures, and some video, with my phone.

These videos were taken with my BlackBerry, and I didn't have the settings right, hence the poor quality...

I'd like to thank Clint Schelbitzki for giving me the opportunity to ride in the locomotive. It was an unforgetable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's so wonderful that Union Pacific has kept this historical gem on the tracks.