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.