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UP 8444 and UP 844 at Hinkle OR

UP 8444 and UP 844 at Hinkle OR

UP 8444 brought the "US State Flags" special train to Spokane WA where it was on display
for 6 months during Expo-74, the 1974 Worlds Fair. During a layover at Hinkle OR on 4/21/1974
UP 844, the GP30 that was responsible for 844 becomming 8444 in 1962 showed up on the next track!
How many times might these two have crossed paths on live UP rails?

Today the diesel is long gone from the UP active fleet, donated to a museum in Las Vegas NV.
Steam loco 8444 has regained her original 844 number.

Picture taken in 1974 by Bruce Butler

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