Union Pacific celebrates 150th anniversary in Portland
Friday, July 13, 2012
Union Pacific will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Pacific Railway Act by President Abraham Lincoln with a free event in Portland.
The railroad will have three steamliner locomotives and a baggage car-turned into a rolling museum parked at Union Station at 800 N.W. 6th Ave., Portland from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The museum tells Union Pacific’s 150-year history through art, graphics and touchscreen technology. Visitors can operate a locomotive simulator.
Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act on July 1, 1862 to construct a transcontinental railroad.