UP Trains Carry Olympic Flame to Winter Games
On its way to the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games, a customized Union Pacific train carried the Olympic flame on four separate trips. Two specially painted UP locomotives, a Cauldron Car and 18 additional cars promoted the spirit of the Winter Games. The train traveled more than 3,200 miles through 11 states, one of 10 modes of transportation that included dogsled, horse-drawn sleigh and covered wagon. After the Games, the cauldron car was donated for display to the Utah State Railroad Museum in Ogden.