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Building Union Pacific 844: The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class
John E Bush
South Platte Press
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2014-03-26 11:09:10
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Building Union Pacific 844

The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class

By John E. Bush.

Softcover, 8x10.5" horizontal format, 56 pages,b/w photos. 2014.

"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. 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."