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Legendary Steam Locomotive to Celebrate Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary

Traveling Exhibit Provides Close-up Look at How the Railroad Helped Build America

Omaha, Neb., April 13, 2012 – Three of the most graceful locomotives in American history will travel to San Antonio as part the "UP 150 Express Tour" to celebrate the company's 150th Anniversary at the annual Fiesta Celebration. The sleek E-9 locomotives took over in the 1950s, when the steam era was over and increasingly powerful diesels ruled the rails. Also known as streamliners, E-9 locomotives are the last of Union Pacific's high-speed diesel-electrics built for service on the famous streamliner and domeliner passenger trains.

Editor's Note: Steam locomotive No. 844 is experiencing mechanical issues, changing plans for Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary celebration in San Antonio.

The E-9 locomotives will pull a rail car that was converted into a traveling exhibit that honors Union Pacific's rich history. Using dramatic graphics and the latest in interactive touch screen technology, the Union Pacific 150th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit shares the history of the development of the first transcontinental railroad and culminates with the modern railroad we know today.

It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation.

Schedule for the UP 150 Express:

Arrival at Sunset Station

Location: Commerce Street Crossing
Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

Union Pacific 150th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit Public Display

Location: San Antonio Amtrak Depot, 350 Hoefgen Street
Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Raquel Espinoza, Union Pacific Railroad, 713.962.8155 or respinoza@up.com

Interactive Timeline

Rail enthusiasts, Abraham Lincoln fans, students, history buffs and employees will enjoy visiting the railroad's interactive and resplendent historical timeline published at www.up150.com/timeline, Combining history and high-tech, the timeline highlights in detail 60 milestones in Union Pacific's history and features more than 100 photos from Union Pacific's archives.

About Union Pacific

It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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