Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cape residents travel to Poplar Bluff on steam train

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Select local residents had a chance to take a unique trip to by steam train on Monday.

The 844 is the last steam train ever built by Union Pacific. The train stopped in Cape Girardeau on Sunday and continued on its journey to Wyoming the following day.

But it picked up a few locals for a ride to Poplar Bluff folks like Jamie Burger of Scott County.

“I just think seeing all the countryside and kind of put a, in relation to the railroad tracks some of the small communities you don’t get to go by on the highway. I thought it was pretty neat,” Burger said.

The Union Pacific did not sell tickets for the ride to Poplar Bluff. Rather, tickets were awards through a social media campaign.

Cara Wilson, KRCU


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