WICHITA, Kan. -

The Missouri Valley Champs are being honored with an actual train.

It's called the "Wooo Shock" locomotive.

Jimmy Patterson is with the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. He says the train is meant to show appreciation for the Shockers and the community.

"When Wichita State started making their run we thought-- what a great way to show pride in our community and the accomplishments of Wichita State and let's dedicate a locomotive to their success," Patterson said.

Shockers fans headed to the train tracks to get their first glimpse of the newest, and largest, member of Shocker Nation. Both young and old cheered with excitement as the engine rolled up.

"This is awesome," said Tami Alexander, proud WSU Alum. "We're train people too and like Dr. Bardo said, this is the best engine ever."

The engine stopped for about one hour Tuesday morning while fans posed to take pictures. But after Tuesday, the locomotive certainly won't be sitting still. Patterson said it will still be a working part of the K&O Railroad.

"The locomotive is not going to be a museum piece," he said. "It's going to be out running around the state of Kansas, pulling freight from here to Colorado and going through the small towns and communities that we operate in so everybody will get a chance to see it eventually."

Patterson has made this project his own. He said he wanted to show communities that railroads are a part of them and they are there to help.

Patterson also says the 262,000 pound train has something in common with the Shocks.

"Locomotives pull freight so we say this locomotive is going to pull angry," Patterson said.