Flooding Concerns Along the Missouri River Cut Little Rock Express Steam Trip Short


MEDIA ALERT


No. 844 departs Little Rock on Thursday morning and other
scheduled stops move up one day

 
 

What:

Because of flooding
concerns along the Missouri River in Missouri and Nebraska, the Little Rock
Express tour schedule on its return trip to Cheyenne will be moved ahead by one
day on half of its trip. We
regret this change has forced us to cancel Thursday’s layover and display in
Little Rock.    
 
Union Pacific Railroad’s legendary
steam locomotive No. 844will traveling back to its home base in Cheyenne,
Wyo., from North Little Rock, Ark., on a tour celebrating local history,
railroad heritage and The
Little Rock Express
as part of Union Pacific’s Great Excursion
Adventure – You Route the Steam contest.
 

When & Where:
 

Thursday, June 9 at 8 a.m.

No. 844 departs from 1000 W. 4th
Street in North Little Rock

 

Thurs.. June 9

      
        North Little Rockto Van Buren, Ark.

Fri., June 10

      
           Van Buren, Ark.,
to Coffeyville, Kan.
 

Sat., June 11

       
         Coffeyville, Kan., to Kansas
City, Mo.
 

Sun., June 12


     

         
Kansas City, Mo., to Omaha, Neb.
 

Mon., June 13 –

           
No Public Display –
Train preparation

Wed., June 15
 

Fri., June 17 –              Public
Display – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. CDT
 

Wed., June 29

         Omaha, Neb.
– N. 12th and Cuming Sts.
Across from TD Ameritrade Park
Omaha  
 

Thurs. June 30 and

         No Public Display– Train preparation

Friday, July 1

    
 

Sat.. July
2      
     
      Omaha, Neb. – North Platte, Neb.
 

Sun., July 3

                  
North Platte, Neb., to Cheyenne, Wyo.
 


A Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
transmitter was installed on one of the railcars that travels with No.
844. The GPS system has been integrated with a map on UP’s website at www.up.com. Enter
“Steam” in the search box on the homepage for a shortcut to the map.
Website visitors will be able to access route maps with varying amounts of
detail which are updated every five minutes showing No. 844’s location.
 

Why:

 A rare opportunity to witness history as No. 844
celebrates railroad heritage as it travels back to Cheyenne from North Little
Rock, Ark. Union Pacific Railroad’s long history helped lay the foundation
for America’s current and future freight transportation needs. The safe
and efficient operation of trains over Union Pacific’s 32,000-mile network
benefits everyone. Freight rail service continues to grow, helping to build a
cleaner environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
freight trains are nearly four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Motorists
also benefit when goods move by rail from reduced congestion on highways as a
single Union Pacific train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.
 
Note:Links to a detailed schedule,
route map and pictures of No. 844 are included in the Little Rock Express media
kit at: 



http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/media_kit/steam/excursion_adventure/index.shtml

 

Media Contact: Raquel Espinoza:
713-962-8155 

Posted in Kids

Add a Comment

*