Streamliner Locomotives Celebrate Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary
Traveling Exhibit Provides Close-up Look at How the Railroad Helped Build America
Omaha, Neb., April 19, 2012 Three sleek Streamliner locomotives are leading the first leg of the UP 150 Express, a multi-segment tour celebrating Union Pacific's 150th anniversary and sharing the company's rich history with the communities it serves.
Streamliner Locomotives 951, 949 and 963B are the last of Union Pacific's high-speed diesel-electric locomotives built for service on the famous streamliner and domeliner passenger trains. Also known as E-9s, the Streamliner locomotives pulled famous trains that included the City of Los Angeles, City of Portland, City of San Francisco, City of St. Louis and the Challenger. The classic trio will deliver an important part of American history, along with the look of the 1950s, to the following community events:
- Fiesta San Antonio, Texas, April 19-22
- Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration, New Orleans, April 27-30
Visitors at the community celebrations can step inside Union Pacific's vintage Promontory baggage car that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling museum. The traveling exhibit closely replicates the full-scale Building America exhibit opening May 12 at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 12.
The traveling exhibit takes visitors back in time using the latest interactive touch screen technology to illustrate how Union Pacific supported communities as they were established along the way as the transcontinental railroad was built. The interactive experience culminates with the modern Union Pacific Railroad, which transports goods American businesses and consumers use every day.
"Our 150th anniversary is a milestone that provides us with the opportunity to thank our communities for supporting Union Pacific," said Robert W. Turner, senior vice president - Corporate Relations for Union Pacific. "We are happy to celebrate our past and look forward to continuing to meet America's freight transportation needs."
When available, arrival and departure times for the steam train can be found at
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
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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