Union Pacific 844 - South Central Express Heritage Tour part two - Kansas City

UP 844 is on display at night at Kansas City Union Station.

 After a nine-hour chase from Claremore, Oklahoma, to Kansas City, Missouri, Union Pacific's (UP) steam locomotive 844 arrived at Kansas City in the late afternoon of May 28, 2006. The train arrived at Union Station by way of Kansas City Terminal's (KCT) trackage from Sheffield Tower to Union Station.

UP 844's arrival at Union Station

UP 844 is westbound on KCT Main 4, next to the Amtrak Station
UP 844 is westbound on KCT Main 4 between Main St. and Broadway Blvd.

Sheffield Tower (also known as Sheffield Junction or Control Point (CP) Sheffield) is where UP's KC Metro Subdivision interchanges with and crosses over the Kansas City Terminal's tracks. As well as some trackage belonging to Kansas City Southern and BNSF. UP's Coffeyville Subdivision ends/begins a few miles to the south of Sheffield, and the KC Metro Subdivision connects it with the KCT tracks.

UP 844 and the SCEHT are west bound at KCT milepost 7.0, next to Union Station. In the background is the famous Western Auto sign.
UP 844 and the SCEHT are west bound at KCT milepost 7.0, next to Union Station. The famous Western Auto sign is in the background.

From Sheffield Tower, UP 844 pulled the train west through the "street canyons" of Kansas City. An urban canyon made by series of overpasses that cross over the KCT tracks to the east of Union Station. 

UP 844 backs the SCEHT into Union Station in this eastward view from the Broadway Blvd. overpass.
UP 844 backs the SCEHT into Union Station in this eastward view from the Penn Ave. overpass. To the left is WMAX 3855.

UP 844 pulled the train west of the switch off of Main 4 that leads to the Amtrak Station and Union Station tracks. Then shoved the train into Union Station. Union Station has two tracks, Track 27 and Track 28 per KCT's official map. The Union Station tracks are only used for display purposes and hosting special trains.

Night display of UP 844 at KC Union Station

UP 844 sits on display at KC Union Station.

In the photograph above is the Pencoyd Bridge (left). It's a former railroad bridge that was moved from its original location by the Missouri River near Broadway Boulevard. The bridge was being restored and soon would be installed as a pedestrian bridge over the KCT tracks between Union Station and the Freight Warehouse and Crossroads Art districts.

UP 844 sitting on Track 27 at KC Union Station
UP 844 sitting on Track 27 at KC Union Station. The Western Auto sign is in the background.


The front of UP 844 at KC Union Station
The front of UP 844 at KC Union Station.

Photographs taken on May 28, 2006, at Kansas City, Missouri.

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  1. I am very jealous of your KC 844 shots, especially the night ones! They are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelly. The night shots are some of my favorites as well.

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