Union Pacific Steam Locomotive No. 844, photo courtesy Union Pacific.
Despite the good weather, some people were still steaming today in Grand Island.
A crowd of hundreds turned out to watch the arrival the east-bound Shiloh limited, pulled by a steam locomotive. The "living legend" is being run to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad, which coincides with the 150th anniversaries of several major Civil War battles.
The train will pick up battle re-enactors in Kansas City. Many trainspotters say they're glad to see steam back on the tracks.
Janice Dyer: "I've always been fascinated by the trains, and I remember seeing the big trains go through the town that I lived in, in South Dakota, and it's just neat to see something from years ago."
The locomotive alone weighs over 100,000 pounds and is one of the last of its kind.
The train's final destination is Marion, Arkansas for the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh.