Pufferbilly Days™ is one of Iowa’s top five community festivals, and is held every year the week after Labor Day drawing hundreds to Boone, Iowa, to celebrate railroad heritage. This year, the event will coincide with Union Pacific’s 150th Anniversary, highlighting the strong connection between the railroad and the proud Iowa town.
Union Pacific's Steam Locomotive No. 844, the last steam engine built for the railroad, will be on display Sept. 7-8, along with the Promontory, a 1962-vintage baggage car transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling exhibit. The Promontory allows visitors to interact with history via a 65-inch video touch screen highlighting many of the communities the car will be visiting in 2012.
Visitors also will be able to see UP’s mini-train, considered its most popular Goodwill Ambassador, and take advantage of free giveaways, such as pennants and coloring books. Don't miss the opportunity to see the railroad's heritage fleet on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7th and Delaware streets.