Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Union Pacific trains to be featured at Texas Reds
The City of Bryan is pleased to announce that two of Union Pacific Railroad’s Heritage locomotives will be on display at the Texas Reds Festival on June 20 in Historic Downtown Bryan.
The UP 1982 and the UP 1996 are part of Union Pacific’s Heritage series of locomotives that honor the people and six railroads that merged with Union Pacific, making it the company it is today. The locomotives are painted in color schemes of the previous railroads, and their train numbers identify the year they merged with Union Pacific.
The UP 1982 features Missouri Pacific Railroad’s two-tone blue-and-white color scheme that harkens back to the streamliner days and combines the buzz saw logo and screaming eagle graphic introduced in the 1960s. The design implies both power and speed. The UP 1996 features the Southern Pacific Railroad’s historic red, orange and black colors, as well as its logo, and was inspired by the railroad’s famous “Daylight” trains, often referred to as “The Most Beautiful Trains in the World.” Both locomotives were previously in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and will travel to Chicago for a special event after the Texas Reds Festival.
In addition to displaying the historic locomotives, Union Pacific employees will be on hand to provide background on the Heritage locomotives and discuss rail safety at an Operation Lifesaver booth. More information about rail safety and Union Pacific’s Heritage Series of locomotives is available at www.up.com.
For more information about the Texas Reds Festival, visit www.texasredsfestival.com.
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Union Pacific Railroad
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