Union Pacific never retired 4-8-4 number 844, She became
the first in a line of significant steam locomotives to be
saved and restored to operating condition and then used as
ambassadors for the UP. The public loves seeing and riding
behind big steam! But steam requires a lot of care, and after
the 2013 excursion season, 844 was pulled for major work and
preparation for a 15 year inspection.
844 made her public return to steam at the head of an excursion
train from Denver to Cheyenne for the annual Frontier Days Rodeo.
Highball Productions captured the action from the steam shop in
Cheyenne to Denver and back again.