Centennial Locomotive

George Lenz

Gilbert, United States

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This was the steam locomotive that stop in our town on 11/12/11. The train’s longest East Valley stop is in Gilbert, where volunteers with the Gilbert Museum have worked with Union Pacific since 2009 to have No. 844 pay a visit.

The locomotive was delivered in 1944 as a high-speed passenger engine, pulling trains that include the Overland Limited and the Los Angeles Limited. It was placed in freight service from 1957 to 1959 and saved from being scrapped in 1960 to be held for special service. The visit is part of a 32-day, 2,900-mile tour to commemorate the centennials of Arizona and New Mexico.

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