Eugene, Ore., is known as "A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors." It is the second largest city in the state, and home to the University of Oregon.
Union Pacific is proud to celebrate the railroad’s 150th Anniversary in this grand city when the railroad’s legendary E-9 locomotive rolls into town on July 12, pulling its traveling museum.
Equipment will be on display between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Eugene Yard, located at 1035 Bethel Drive. A proclamation will be made at 11 a.m., recognizing Eugene's historic relationship with Union Pacific.
The 2000-horsepower E-9 locomotives are the last of Union Pacific’s high-speed diesel-electrics. General Motors built the rail vehicles in 1955 to pull the famous streamliner and domeliner passenger trains.
UP’s traveling museum, The Promontory, includes several artifacts, including railroad construction tools and remnants from UP’s earliest days, as well as stereo cards from Union Pacific’s one-of-a-kind collection.
Visitors will experience railroad history via a 65-inch touch screen, highlighting many of the communities the railroad will be visiting in 2012. The public will also have access to a locomotive simulator and giveaways like paper engineer hats and pennants.