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One of those who was on hand to see No. 844 was Josh Cox of Lick Creek. Cox is owner of Skyborne 4D and the pilot of a drone which he used to capture aerial images of the locomotive. At one point, the drone crossed directly in front of No. 844.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend”No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop in the Union County community. Union Pacific reported on its website that No. 844 was on a journey of more than 1,200 miles...
85-year-old Dean Troutman pushed the same buggy for 700 miles in 2015 to raise funds to build a park in honor of his wife.
Dean Troutman, an 85-year-old man from Princeville in Northern Illinois, will be walking near the Anna-Jonesboro area with his bright green shirt and yellow buggy Tuesday, July 12.  He is traveling on foot from his home to Memphis, Tenn.  The approximately 560-mile-long journey is an effort to...

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