Classic steam engine to roll through Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry
A piece of history will roll through Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry over the next few days as a vintage steam engine crosses southern Idaho.
Union Pacific's "Living Legend" Number 844 steam locomotive and tender will travel more than 1,600 miles during a round trip run to Boise to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the historic Boise Depot and attend other events in communities across Idaho and Utah.
The trip marks the second tri-state trip since the locomotive's three-year restoration that was completed in 2016.
As of Friday morning, No. 844 was scheduled to arrive in Glenns Ferry on Saturday, April 22, with a 30-minute stop at the Commercial Street Crossing between 11:30 a.m. and noon. It will travel eastbound through Glenns Ferry with a similar stop at the crossing on Monday, April 24, between 11 and 11:30 a.m.
Those in Mountain Home can view the engine as it travels westbound through town around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, and again on Monday April 24, as it rolls eastbound through the city about 10:15 a.m.
Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change, Union Pacific officials said. People are invited to check the current schedule and display times by going online to www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/steam/details.shtml.