I found this image as I was browsing my files and I could not resist sharing it with you. The title refers to the amazing fact this locomotive is the only steam locomotive never “set aside” by a Class I railroad in the United States. The UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD has a long record, much to their credit, of maintaining the records and artifacts documenting the railroad since it was authorized in 1862 by the “Pacific Railway Act”. The UPRR of today honors this legacy still by putting money on the table as demonstrated at the UPRR Museum in Council Bluffs and the Heritage Program in Cheyenne.
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THE LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE PURCHASED BY THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
About THE OLD MACHINIST
I am 89 years old and was married for 66 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoying my life and I try look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity about what my future has in store for me.
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