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Union Pacific Railroad tour chugs along with memories

BY SUSAN HYLTON - Tulsa World Modified: April 9, 2010 at 5:22 am •  Published: April 9, 2010
MUSKOGEE — The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad pulled into Muskogee on Thursday as part of an eight-state tour to celebrate the railroad’s history and heritage.

A modest but eager crowd was there for the locomotive’s arrival.

"We hear it comin’!” someone said.

"See the steam coming out,” a father said to his son.

Like many, Larry Ross came camera-equipped. He took off work just to see the No. 844.

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