Locomotive steams into capital; hundreds turn out for a look

Several hundred local residents lined the tracks Tuesday to watch a Union Pacific steam engine arrive in Jefferson City.

Several hundred local residents lined the tracks Tuesday to watch a Union Pacific steam engine arrive in Jefferson City. Photo by Deborah Cote.

It was about a half-hour late due to all the stops along the way, but that didn’t deter hundreds of people from coming to the Millbottom area of Jefferson City on Tuesday afternoon to see a piece of history.

Union Pacific’s Little Rock Express tour rolled into town as the railroad’s No. 844 steam locomotive travels to and from North Little Rock, Ark., visiting communities that cast the most votes during Union Pacific’s Great Adventure — You Route the Steam contest earlier this year.

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