Sunday, October 28, 2012

Union Pacific Steam Locomotive Coming to Area

The historic Union Pacific No. 844 steam locomotive will be stopping in Navasota and Hearne.  

This beautiful engine will be stopping in the downtown Navasota on Monday, October 29, 2012, from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  The city will be blocking off Railroad Street from Holland to Washington Avenue for visitors to safely view the train.

The engine will proceed north, passing through Bryan at the West 29th Street crossing at South Bryan Avenue around 11:50 AM, and a continuing to Hearne, arriving at 1:00 PM.

The train will remain in Hearne at West 4th Street and South Market Street for the remainder of Monday, October 29, 2012, and all of Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31; on those two days it will be on display from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, the train will depart Hearne at 8:00 AM and travel northwest, stopping in several cities before reaching its destination of Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

It is well worth driving to Navasota or Hearne to see this fascinating piece of transportation history.

Additional information about this engine and others may be found at this link:

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