Union Pacific celebrates 150 years of railroading this Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, 2012 at Portland’s Union Station (800 NW 6th) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
150 Years ago President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, allowing Union Pacific to set forth on an ambitious journey. In 2012, Union Pacific celebrates the shared stories that have shaped our country since 1862. To mark the 150th anniversary, we invite you to explore how the nation’s largest railroad came to be and how UP continues to build America with innovation and tenacity, touching the lives of nearly every citizen.
A Streamliner E-9 and the Promontory traveling museum car will be on display, and a portable locomotive simulator will give visitors a chance to see up-close how trains are operated.