2017 April 18: Union Pacific Steam Engine 844 Stopped at Hanna, Wyoming
Exhibit by Bob Leathers
Watch the "Living Legend" Union Pacific Railroad Engine 844 steam into Hanna
on Tuesday April 18, 2017. The train stopped in Hanna to drop off a monetary donation to
the Hanna Basin Museum from the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation.
Images and Video by Bob Leathers
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Steam engine makes stops in Carbon County
by Thorn Compton and Iain Woessner
CARBON COUNTY — A piece of living history made its way through Carbon County on Tuesday, as the “Living Legend” No. 844 steam engine of the Union Pacific Railroad made stops in Hanna and Rawlins to the delight of residents in attendance.
In Hanna specifically, though the train had passed through the old mining town before, it had never made an official stop. Hanna Basin Museum Curator Nancy Anderson said she was thrilled to see the train in action.
“It was just breathtaking, I don’t think there is anything more wonderful than a steam engine,” she said while people posed for pictures with the train. “Of course we are on Front Street at the Museum, so trains go right by us regularly. When we have children visiting, especially those who aren’t used to seeing trains, we always make it a point to have them run out on the porch and wave and cheer the trains as they roll by.”
Kids from all the Hanna schools made the trip down to the tracks, and though there was a bit of a delay due to some transport engines making their way along the tracks, everyone in the end got to experience something special as the steam engine made its stop. (Rawlins Daily Times)
The 844 stopping in Hanna was especially memorable for those that lived in Hanna when the engine regularly steamed through the town leaving a trail of smoke and sparks in its wake.