UP steam locomotive to visit Council Bluffs next Wed.

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June 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Railroad history buffs can check out one of Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives in Omaha during the College World Series, and then watch it return home to Wyoming. Union Pacific is displaying steam locomotive No. 844 throughout the College World Series in downtown Omaha. The display is across the street from the stadium. The locomotive was delivered for Union Pacific in 1944. The engine pulled passenger trains at first but in the 1950s was switched to freight duty in Nebraska. After the baseball tournament concludes, the locomotive will return to Cheyenne, Wyo. On the way home, the locomotive will visit Council Bluffs, on Wednesday; North Platte, NE, on Friday; and Cheyenne on next Saturday.