Union Pacific’s Traveling Rail Car Combines History and Modern-Day Railroading for Unique Experience
Omaha, Neb., April 15, 2019
Step aboard a mini railroad museum on steel wheels. The Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car is a new, multi-media walk-through exhibition providing a glimpse at the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading. Part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration of the transcontinental railroad's completion, the car is embarking on its first public tour visiting the following cities:
- Sacramento, California: April 19-22
- Roseville, California: April 23
- Sparks, Nevada: April 24-25
- Ogden, Utah: April 27-May 11
- Rock Springs, Wyoming: May 15
Through sound, images and interactive technology, visitors learn how Union Pacific trains transport fresh apples across the country using cutting-edge technology. The exhibit also steps back in time, detailing the hard work and know-how that went into building the transcontinental railroad, and the evolution of locomotives, beginning with the world-famous UP No. 119 and leading to today's diesel powerhouses.
"Many people today only experience the railroad at crossings as our trains pass through their communities," said Scott Moore, senior vice president – Corporate Relations and chief administrative officer. "The rail car provides citizens and rail fans an opportunity to experience America's history and learn about the role Union Pacific plays delivering the goods they use every day."
For hours of operation and specific location details, visit up.com. While the initial tour is part of Union Pacific's celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion culminating in Ogden, Utah, on May 9, additional stops across the railroad's 23 states are anticipated. As details become available, they will be shared at up.com and on social media.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates 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. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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