"UP Steam" lets Apple users track UP steam locomotives

"UP Steam" is an app for Apple products that's free from Union Pacific. It lets users track UP's steam locomotives and sends an alert if a locomotive is within 50 miles of the app user, among other things. "Historic trains and new technology ... now that's cool!" writes Gregory Vaughn. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Union Pacific's #844 steam engine carried Civil War re-enactors and cannons to a re-enactment in Arkansas of the Battle of Shiloh, which took place in Tennessee 150 years ago. The #844 locomotive is traveling through Arkansas as part of the railroad’s 150th anniversary celebration.

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