The North Platte, Nebraska 2011 Rail Fest is set to begin on Sept 16 and continue through Sept. 18th.
Notable steam locomotive UP No. 844 is expected to be at the North Platte 2011 Railfest
Union Pacific’s “Living Legend,” No. 844 will also be pulling excursions on Sept 15 and 19 between Cheyenne and North Platte, before and after the North Platte Railfest.
Additional locomotives scheduled for the North Platte Rail Fest are:
Locomotive 951 EMD E9 (A)
Union Pacific 1995 diesel-electric locomotive
UP 7400, the Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon locomotive
Union Pacific 6936 is an EMD DDA40X locomotive `
UP 2010 Boy Scout Heritage Locomotive
The 844, 2010 and the 7400 will be in Downtown North Platte while the other locomotives will be visible at the Diesel Shop. Watch the website for further details.
“Rail Fest is an annual event that brings together the best aspects of North Platte, Neb., and the Union Pacific Railroad – their people – into a united spirit of appreciation coupled with a focus on our continued progress together.”
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Publish Date: 09/01/2011 19:55
Rail Fest visitors will have a chance to experience the North Platte Canteen first-hand this year. The Canteen operated from Christmas Day 1941 to April 1, 1946. Soldiers traveling by train on their way to war often had 10-15 …
Publish Date: 08/23/2011 10:09