GORHAM, IL (KFVS) - The Union Pacific Great Excursion Adventure is on the way with the Little Rock Express being voted as the route to take.
The excursion will begin May 29 with the arrival of Union Pacific's steam locomotive No. 844 in Kansas, Mo. and finish June 9 in Little Rock, Ark.
According to Union Pacific, more than 175,000 votes were cast for four different routes. The Little Rock Express beat out the Tuscola Turn, Baton Rouge Rambler and Boise Express.
The tour will go from Kansas City heading east through Jefferson City and St. Louis before it turns south on the way to Little Rock.
The following schedule is when the locomotive should be in the Heartland area, including stopping in Gorham, Ill.
Saturday, June 4
- Chester, Ill. - Whistle stop near old depot at Shane and 1st Sts. from10:50 a.m.