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Young and old alike glimpse historic train

Young and old alike glimpse historic train

June 2nd, 2011 in News

Jack Gaines, right, talks with a visitor to Union Pacific Railroad's No. 844 steam engine Wednesday while the train was on display in Jefferson City. Gaines, who will be 91 in October, used to serve as an engineer on the train.

Photo by Jeff Haldiman

Many Mid-Missourians spent part of their day in the Millbottom area of Jefferson City visiting a piece of living history.

Hundreds came out Tuesday to greet Union Pacific Railroad's No. 844 steam locomotive and train, and thousands more came out Wednesday to get through part of the train and look inside the last steam locomotive built for the company.

Rick Braunschweig is one of two locomotive firemen who rides the train. His wife, Penny ....