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Historic UP locomotive steaming home to Wyoming

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP)--Now that railroad fans in Iowa and Nebraska have had a chance to see the last steam engine build for Union Pacific, the locomotive is getting ready to return home to Cheyenne, Wyo. this week.

The locomotive will be on display in Council Bluffs' Golden Spike Park again on Tuesday before embarking on its two-day trip across Nebraska. The steam engine was showcased in Omaha, Neb. over the weekend.

UP's No. 844 locomotive will depart Council Bluffs on Wednesday morning for North Platte, Neb.

On Thursday, the locomotive will complete the trip home.

The locomotive was delivered for Union Pacific in 1944. The engine pulled passenger trains at first but in the 1950s was switched to freight duty in Nebraska.

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