2012-11-03

Union Pacific 844 Tours Colorado Starting Tomorrow

The Union Pacific Steam program is a veritable powerhouse of corporate goodwill that any Public Relations department would love to have. Any live mainline steam out west is likely to happen under the UP Steam shield.

As part of their UP 150 Celebration, Union Pacific sent it's million-pound* ambassador of good will, steam engine 844 down to Texas last month for its UP 150 Express tour. It's return route will come home through Colorado, starting tomorrow. The planned route follows I-25 for most of the way up the Front Range, using the Joint Line.

Here's the itinerary from their site, followed by their locations in Google Maps.

UP 150 Express in Colorado


LocationArrivalDeparture
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Des Moines, N.M.
Saavadre Street Crossing and Larkin Street
  11:01 a.m.
Trinidad, Colo.
County Road 75 Crossing at County Road 71.6
1:15 p.m.1:45 p.m.
Walsenburg, Colo
S. Hendren Avenue and W. 5th Street
3:15 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Walsenburg, Colo
S. Hendren Avenue and W. 5th Street
8:00 a.m.
Pueblo, Colo
Look for signs beginning at access road
11:01 a.m. 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
On Display
Pueblo, Colo
400 B Street
Open 
10:00 a.m.
Close 
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Pueblo, Colo
400 B Street
8:00 a.m.
Colorado Springs, Colo
112 Pikes Peak Ave.
9:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Palmer Lake, Colo
S. Spruce Mountain Road at S. Perry Park Road
11:45 a.m.12:01 p.m.
Denver, Colo
North Yard (no public access)
3:01 p.m. 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Denver, Colo
North Yard (no public access)
  8:00 a.m.
Greeley, Colo
Old Depot, 902 7th Ave
12:45 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Cheyenne, WY
UP Steam home
3:01 p.m.

UP 150 Express in Colorado Nov 2012
Map presented by Colorado Railroads, for informational purposes only, information as announced by Union Pacific on 11/3/2012


Remember that Sunday morning at 2 a.m., Colorado leaves Mountain Daylight Savings Time (MDT) and returns to Mountain Standard Time (MST). All times are taken from the UP Steam site and should be MST. For informational purposes only

* - 905,000 pounds, give or take

Happy hunting to all main line steam fans!◊