North Platte Rail Fest 2011

Union Pacific No. 844

UP 844 heads to the turntable to turn to face south while Conductor Coker dismounts to operate the table. Photo by Max Wipperman

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)

Colorado Zephyr

UP 949 was the west end unit on 6-car Operation Lifesaver special. Train operated push-pull with 951 and B-unit 963B on the east end. Rare to find the E-units operating in Colorado on their own. Business car FEATHER RIVER was one of the cars. Photo by Colorado Zephyr

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.”

North Platte Railfest days. – RailroadForums.Com

North Platte Railfest days. Heads Up! a distinguished road. Default. Anyone here going? I’ll be there Thurs-Sun, fourth year for the fest and for me. Ed Schopperth. papio. View Public Profile · Send a private message to papio

Publish Date: 09/01/2011 19:55

http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=299856

North Platte Nebraska’s newspaper – The North Platte Telegraph

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

http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/09/03/news/70001148.txt

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