Union Pacific to operate streamliner for Nebraska’s statehood anniversary

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Union Pacific EMD-built E9 locomotives and heritage streamlined equipment will make up a special train this summer in honor of Nebraska's 150th statehood anniversary.
Steve Glischinski
OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will operate its streamlined E9 locomotives and heritage passenger equipment in August on a tour to mark the Nebraska's sesquicentennial as a state. The train will traverse the state Aug. 4-6 during a three-day “Whistle Stop Tour.”

Communities along the route will host rallies and festivals to welcome the train’s passengers: Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, First Lady Susanne Shore, Union Pacific Chairman Lance Fritz, and other Nebraska native celebrities and notable figures. They will disembark to give speeches, take photos, and sign autographs for audiences.

Congress granted Nebraska statehood on March 1, 1867. The state began the commemoration of its statehood anniversary on Jan. 1. The yearlong celebration involves a wide variety of programs and projects across the state. Union Pacific is a sponsor of the celebration.

More information is available online.

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