Abraham Lincoln’s vision to create a transcontinental railroad took shape when he signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating Union Pacific. One of America’s iconic companies, Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012 with celebrations across its 23-state system. No. 844 will be a part of many of those celebrations. Check out the Events page at up150.com for more information.
Just 150 feet from the park is Union Pacific’s Home Plate, where baseball fans can explore the railroad’s iconic steam locomotive No. 844, E-9 locomotives and a fleet of historic heritage cars, including the Promontory. A Union Pacific 1962-vintage baggage car, the Promontory has been transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling museum with 13 large, dramatic graphics and the latest in interactive touch video screen technology.
Dates and times for the trips are in the Schedules.