A historic Union Pacific train is set to make a brief appearance in Eastern Jackson County in a few weeks.

A historic Union Pacific train is set to make a brief appearance in Eastern Jackson County in a few weeks.

The company is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, and “The Shiloh Limited” will make its way from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Marion, Ark., in late March. It’s scheduled to stop in Kansas City, Kan., on March 25 and remain there the next day, though without a public display. It will stop briefly at Union Station on March 27 and then at 9 a.m. head east on the tracks that roll through northern Independence and Buckner on its way to a stop at Malta Bend, Mo.

Pulling the Shiloh Limited will be steam engine No. 844. It was the last steam engine built for the railroad, put into service in 1944 pulling high-speed passenger trains and then, from 1957 to 1959, pulling freight. No. 844 came through the area last May after an online vote in 2010 and early 2011 in which people chose from among four routes for a goodwill excursion.