Why would a steam locomotive show up on my wargaming related blog? Well...I guess I will just say it could have been used to pull U.S. troop trains during 1945. Locomotive 844 was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. It was taken out of service in 1959, but was fortunately saved and still runs today. It was originally designed to run on coal, but in early 1945 was converted to oil.
I happened to catch it when it was stopping in Greeley, Colorado on July 23. Amazing locomotive and definitely recommend seeing it. I do need to work on my video skills.