That brought back memories
The Union Pacific's steam locomotive went through town an hour ago. I knew it was going to but forgot. I was in the process of hauling tools to the shop when I heard it. You could never mistake that steam whistle sound for an air horn. It was the U.P.s locomotive no. 844. You can see this huge machine on the net. Made to haul high speed pasenger trains. It will be sitting on a sidind in North Platte for several days. To me they almost seem to be a living breathing machine. I know that is silly but they are always making noise even when they are sitting still. The romance of rail travel went out when the steamers quit.