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."