UP No. 2010 Unveiling Event - Photos

The UP No. 2010 locomotive will celebrate the BSA's centennial as it hauls the freight that supports America across Union Pacific's 32,000-mile, 7,000-community network. Because it is one of the newest and most fuel-efficient locomotives, the UP No. 2010 likely will carry service-sensitive consists such as automotive and intermodal trains.

 

Houston Boy Scouts prepare for Presentation of the Colors.

 

Houston area Boy Scouts salute the American flag during the Presentation of the Colors.

 

Guests look on as the UP No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Locomotive arrives. From left, Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive-BSA; Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County, Texas; Tom Varnell, president and scout executive-BSA Sam Houston Council; Peter Barber, Boy Scout and Railroading Merit Badge Recipient; John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA; Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific.

 

Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific, explained that the UP No. 2010 is only the 14th commemorative locomotive in UP's almost 150-year history.

 

Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive-BSA, discussed the Boy Scouts of America's centennial celebration.

 

An audience of Boy Scouts and citizens listen to remarks from Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive-BSA. From left Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific; Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County, Texas; Tom Varnell, president and scout executive-BSA Sam Houston Council;  Peter Barber, Boy Scout and Railroading Merit Badge Recipient; John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA.

 

Tom Varnell, president and scout executive-BSA Sam Houston Council, expressed appreciation on behalf of the local and national scouting community.

 

Boy Scout Peter Barber spoke to the crowd about earning the railroading merit badge earlier this year.

(Seated behind, from left, are Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific; Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive-BSA; Tom Varnell, president and scout executive-BSA Sam Houston Council, and John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA. Not pictured is Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County, Texas.)

 

John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA, discusses his lifelong passion for scouting.

 

Dozens of scouts from the Houston area gather around the UP No. 2010 locomotive following the unveiling event.

 

Boy Scouts pose next to the UP No. 2010 with, from left, John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA; Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific; and Bob Mazzuca, chief scout executive-BSA.

 

Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific, presents gifts of appreciation to several UP employees who helped with the development and unveiling of the UP No. 2010 locomotive. From left are Wayne Huddleston, director-Records and Mail Management, Omaha, Neb.; Charles Fennen, manager-Network Planning and Operations, Omaha, Neb.; Stuart Schroeder, dispatcher, Spring, Texas; and Brian McGavock, general superintendent-Transportation, Spring, Texas.