Craig Hunter/Special to the Colfax Record Residents and Weimar Hills School staff and students sit on the hill near Weimar Crossroads to watch No. 844, Union Pacific?s historic steam locomotive, make its way down hill.
Mark T. Youngren/Special to the Colfax Record Union Pacific's historic steam locomotive, No. 844, passes through the Cape Horn tunnel above Colfax.
Michael Kirby/Colfax Record Stand next to the 844 and you get a sense of its size. The bar across the wheel is nearly 6-feet off the ground.
Michael Kirby/Colfax Record A member of the train crew traveling with the historic train on the Western Heritage Tour waves at the crowd as it passes through Colfax
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The historic steam locomotive stopped for about 15 minutes near the Dinky Way crossing on Friday. Hundreds of train lovers waited for more than an hour to get a glimpse at Union Pacific?s 844.
Michael Kirby/Colfax Record Fireman/engineer Ed Dickens, right, leans out of the cab of UP 844 during a brief stopover in Colfax last week. Union Pacific?s historic steam engine and the vintage rail cars will be on display in UP?s rail yard in Roseville through Wednesday.