Union Pacific Railroad will mark 150 years
Saturday, July 14, 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 that's been turned into a rolling museum parked at Union Station, at 800 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.