This afternoon, I hung out at an overpass on the interstate and waited for this. “This” is 844, an old steam engine, that is making an excursion across Kansas and other parts in the next few days.
It was a cloudy day here, and not the best train watching weather, but I’m so glad I didn’t miss seeing it moving along.
Years ago I did a story on this same engine when it was named 8444, but I’ve never gotten to see it moving. It was magnificent.
It is in Salina tonight and tomorrow. On Monday it will be in Hutchinson. So, I’m sure I will see it yet again on this trip.