Monday, June 6, 2011

Union Pacific steam train stops in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Union Pacific Railroad’s steam locomotive number 844 made an appearance in Cape Girardeau Sunday.

The train and its engineers were met with welcoming words from Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger.

Union Pacific’s last steam powered train attracted both enthusiasts and families. Kerrie Waggener and her children came out to see the railroad’s “living legend” because trains are part of their family history.

"I was raised from a train family," Waggener said. "My father worked on Union Pacific as a conductor. So it’s always been important to us. Braydon, he’s always enjoyed trains from Thomas the train all the way up."

The 844 will continue on to its Little Rock destination today.

Cara Wilson, KRCU


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