Union Pacific’s legendary E-9 locomotives will make a historic stop in Pocatello, Idaho, Friday, July 6, to celebrate the railroad’s 150th Anniversary.
The locomotive, along with the railroad’s traveling exhibit, “The Promontory” museum car, will be stationed behind the depot at 300 S. Harrison Ave. Both will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad making a proclamation at 1 p.m.
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.
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 and a 65” touch screen highlighting many of the communities the car will be visiting in 2012.
The railroad’s most popular Goodwill Ambassador, the miniature train, will also be available to the public, along with a locomotive stimulator that will give the community an up-close look at how trains are operated.