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Legendary Union Pacific Railroad Steam Locomotive to Pull Cheyenne Frontier Days Special Train

Legendary No. 844 and 5000th State-of-the-Art Evolution Series locomotive built by General Electric to Pull Cheyenne Frontier Days Special Train

Omaha, Neb., July 13, 2012 – Union Pacific Railroad's legendary steam locomotive No. 844 will pull a special train for "Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days," as well as a fundraising special for the Cheyenne Depot Museum, between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver, Colo. The excursions will celebrate railroad history and the heritage of Union Pacific.

Because the Frontier Days train is long, diesel locomotive UP 7964 will assist in providing No. 844 some extra power and braking on the runs between Cheyenne and Denver. What is unique about UP 7964 is that it is the 5,000th Evolution Series locomotive built by General Electric, and it is one of the newest most environmentally friendly locomotives manufactured.

In order to get in position to pull this year's Frontier Days special train, No. 844 will move to Denver from its base in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Thursday, July 19. The 21st annual "Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Special" will make a round trip on Saturday, July 21, between Denver and Cheyenne.

Special trains have carried passengers to Frontier Days activities as far back as 1908. The trains for invited guests operated each year until 1970, with a time-out for World War II. In 1992, the Frontier Days special train was resumed as a public event. The 20-car passenger train is sold out for this year's trip.

"We are proud to continue to be a part the Frontier Days celebration by pulling such a historic passenger special with the legendary steam locomotive No. 844 along the northern Colorado Front range," said Dick Hartman, Union Pacific's director – Public Affairs in Colorado and Wyoming.

A special train sponsored by the Cheyenne Depot Museumwill be pulled by No. 844 on Sunday, July 22 from Denver to Cheyenne.  A limited number of tickets still are available for this fundraising public excursion. Ticket information can be found on the Cheyenne Depot Museum website.

The schedules for the special trains are:

Thursday, July 19
Depart 9:30 a.m. MT Cheyenne, Wyo.
Arrival
Depart
10:45 a.m. MT
11:00 a.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
Greeley Depot
902 7th Ave
Arrival
1:15 p.m. MT
Denver, Colo.
No Public Display
North Yard
Friday, July 20
No Public Display   Denver, Colo.
Train Preparation
North Yard
Saturday, July 21
Depart 7:00 a.m. MT Denver, Colo.
North of Coors Field North Parking Lot
33rd and Blake Streets
Arrival
Depart
8:00 a.m. MT
8:15 a.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
Service Locomotive
Greeley Depot
902 7th Ave
Arrival
Depart
10:00 a.m. MT
5:30 p.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Depot Museum
121 W. 15th Street
Arrival
Depart
6:45 p.m. MT
7:00 p.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
Greeley Depot
902 7th Ave
Arrival
8:30 p.m. MT
Denver, Colo.
North of Coors Field North Parking Lot
33rd and Blake Streets
Sunday, July 22
Depart 1:00 p.m. MT Denver, Colo.
North of Coors Field North Parking Lot
33rd and Blake Streets
Arrival
Depart
2:20 p.m. MT
2:35 p.m. MT
Greeley, Colo.
Greeley Depot
902 7th Ave
Arrival
5:30 p.m. MT
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Depot Museum
121 W. 15th Street
A Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) transmitter was installed in one of the rail cars that will travel with No. 844. The GPS system has been integrated with a map on UP's website. Enter the word "Steam" in the search box on the homepage for a shortcut to the map.

Website visitors will be able to access route maps with varying amounts of detail. The GPS system will update the map every five minutes showing No. 844's location.  GPS updates are also available on Twitter at twitter.com/UP_Steam.

About UP 7964

Union Pacific's No. 7964 is the 5,000th Evolution Series locomotive built by General Electric. The locomotive was built at GE's plant in Erie, Pa., and delivered to UP in June 2012. Because it is one of the newest, most reliable and most fuel-efficient high-horsepower locomotives in the Union Pacific fleet, No.7964 likely will be assigned to power service-sensitive consists such as automotive and intermodal trains traveling from facilities in Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Marion, Ark., to West Coast facilities in Los Angeles, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

About Steam Locomotive No. 844

Steam Locomotive No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad. It was delivered in 1945. A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger. When diesels took over all of the passenger train duties, No. 844 was placed in freight service in Nebraska between 1957 and 1959. It was saved from being scrapped in 1960 and held for special service.

The engine has run hundreds of thousands of miles as Union Pacific's ambassador of goodwill. It has made appearances at Expo '74 in Spokane, the 1981 opening of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans and the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Los Angeles Union Station in 1989. During the 1990s, No. 844 pulled numerous Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days specials and visited several Oklahoma cities during the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007.  In 2010, No. 844 traveled to Harlingen, Texas, and Milliken, Colo., to be a part of those communities' heritage celebrations.  Earlier this year the locomotive traveled 2,500-miles pulling the Little Rock Express Tour special as well as being on public display during the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., in 2011.

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.

Contact: Mark Davis, 402-544-5459 or mwdavis@up.com

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