844 Oklahoma trip

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844 Oklahoma trip
Posted by UNIONPACIFIC4018 on Saturday, September 1, 2007 9:08 AM
The UP has posted the trip outline on its trace map and it shows the locomotive going down to Chico, Texas. When I have zoomed in there is wye trackage there.  I am assuming they will turn the train there to head back. Anyone else here think the same thing?
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Posted by cordon on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 2:42 AM

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The info I have is:

 8 Sep    On display in Wichita 

 9 Sep    Move to Enid

10 Sep   On display at Enid

11 Sep   Move to El Reno

12 Sep   On display at El Reno

13 Sep   Move to Waurika 

14 Sep   Move to Chico, do the wye, return to Waurika

15 Sep   Move to Chickasha

16 Sep   On display at Chickasha

17 Sep   Move to Enid

18 Sep   Move to Wichita

This info is several weeks old.  I have been trying to confirm it, without success so far.  Are OK and TX fans planning anything as a group?

Please see the thread "UP844 in Oklahoma for the 'Centennial Steam Special.'"

UP web site has the schedule here.  I guess that is confirmation.

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Posted by UNIONPACIFIC4018 on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 7:25 AM

It says on the schedule it will arrive in Chico, Texas and the train will be turned on a wye. After doing a satillite search you can see the wye and it feeds some huge industry there. So if schedule permits our family will run to Chico to see the turn of the locomotive.

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Posted by cordon on Sunday, September 16, 2007 1:19 AM

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Here are my report and photos of the UP 844's visit to Chico, TX, 14 Sep, and Chickasha, OK, 16 Sep.

 

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Posted by videomaker on Saturday, September 29, 2007 3:17 PM

Cordon,

Thanks for sharing your pics of the 844 on its OK Cennt.trip. From the sounds of your post you must have worked on steam locos when they were still around. Are you knowlegable on Katy steam,do you have any pics from that time period?If so,please get my email addr.from this post and lets talk some more..Thanks again,

Danny

PS I dont know how I missed this trip but I did,didnt hear about til the day before...Sigh [sigh]

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Posted by cordon on Sunday, September 30, 2007 1:01 AM

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Sorry, I have nothing on the Katy.  I grew up in Massachusetts and hung around the tracks a lot.  Funny, how you forget things, though.  I knew more then than I can remember now, so I'm re-learning a lot.  And some things we just didn't see on our branch line.  I never saw a stoker or an oil burner, for example.

And I don't know what happened to my pictures from that time.

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Posted by videomaker on Monday, October 1, 2007 9:15 PM

 Cordon,

Ok,thanks anyway. Im working w/a Waco cable co.on a Katy rr project,I was going to try and get with you if you had of tho...

Thanks again,

Danny 

Danny

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