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Union Pacific RR Celebrates 150th Birthday with Locomotive Tour, Stops in KS

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Union Pacific Locomotive 844 (Image Credit: AP File Photograph)

This year is the Union Pacific Railroad's 150th birthday. To mark the occasion, an historic steam locomotive is traveling across the Midwest this week. Mark Davis is with Union Pacific:

Steam locomotive number 844 made a stop at northwest Fillmore and northwest Norris Streets in Topeka yesterday (MON) afternoon. It's scheduled to leave this (TUE) morning around 8. Visitors are welcome for the duration of the train's time in the area. For more information and a schedule of locomotive 844's itinerary, visit, and enter the word "steam" in the search box.

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91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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