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Building Union Pacific 844 The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class

Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 continues to be familiar to generations of rail enthusiasts. When erected in December 1944, this 4-8-4 type was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. However, until now, few details were available regarding the day-by-day activity that was involved in the actual construction of 844. This book looks at newly-discovered information about the engine’s construction by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., why it came to be built, and how it survived to become a “living legend” for Union Pacific.

By John E. Bush.
Copyright December 2013 by the author.
Printed in the U.S.A. Mennonite Press, Inc.
56 pages, 58 black & white illustrations.
11″ x 8.5″ horizontal, soft cover, staple-bound.
ISBN: 978-0-942035-98-8.
$19.95 each.

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