'A Proud Heritage'…… Proud Heritage is a portion of Union Pacific's stance on its heritage program and has been in the public eye for over a decade now, truthfully the statement goes much further than that and has been true since 1960. There is no greater example of Union Pacific's commitment to not only preserving their heritage but proudly exhibiting it for the public than Union Pacific's long standing Steam Program. With the first 'post-steam era' excursion operated in November 1960, powered by Union Pacific FEF-3 #844, Union Pacific began to display pride in their heritage, continuing to invest money in steam, which they had just spent the previous decade trying to eliminate. While even on small scale, one steam locomotive in 1960, Union Pacific has stood by their heritage program since that time; investing the time, money, and personnel to keep their proud heritage alive. Today the heritage program includes three steam locomotives, several historic diesel locomotives, and a fleet of first class passenger varnish which is second to none. With their proud heritage on display Union Pacific 844, built/delivered to the Union Pacific in 1944 and the locomotive which having never been retired kicked off the post steam era 'steam program' in 1960, heads up the Denver bound deadhead equipment move for the 2016 edition of the Cheyenne Frontier Days excursion. A living embodiment of 'a proud heritage' could not be more true.