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July 8

Boise Display

Boise Display

Idaho Lt. Governor Brad Little will welcome Union Pacific’s 150 Express Train in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, July 8, at the Boise depot, 2603 West Eastover Terrace.

UP’s E-9 locomotives will roll into Boise Saturday, July 7, pulling the railroad’s Promontory museum car. Both will be on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Lt. Governor Little and Boise Mayor David Bieter will make proclamations at 1 p.m., recognizing the city's historic relationship with Union Pacific.

The 2000-horsepower E-9 locomotives are the last of UP’s high-speed diesel-electrics. Built by General Motors in 1955, they were designed to service the railroad’s famous streamliner and domeliner passenger trains.

The Promontory, a 1962-vintage baggage car, is a state-of-the-art traveling museum. It includes several artifacts, including railroad construction tools and remnants from UP’s earliest days. It also features stereo cards from Union Pacific’s one-of-a-kind collection and a 65” touch screen highlighting many of the communities the car will be visiting in 2012.

The public will also be able to experience railroad history through UP's famous miniature train and a locomotive simulator.


Please note: The event schedule is subject to change. Union Pacific employees — be sure to check UPOnline for the calendar of employee-only events.