UP No. 956 - Miniature Train

One of Union Pacific Railroad's most popular Goodwill Ambassadors is a miniature train.

Built in Union Pacific's Omaha locomotive and rail car repair shops in 1956, the mini-train is sometimes called the "Pride of the Omaha Shops."

For many years, Union Pacific has operated a miniature train in various parades, UP employee Family Days and other civic events. Today, the mini-train makes about 50 appearances a year throughout Union Pacific's 23-state system and generally is booked up to three years in advance of special civic celebrations.