Thursday, March 22, 2012

UPRR traveling museum in a rail car

"State-Of-The-Art Traveling Museum to Be Part of Many Union Pacific Railroad 150th Anniversary Celebrations" by PRNewswire-FirstCall, © UPRR, March 22, 2012. (Press Release)

"... The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is taking its Building America exhibit on the road, or at least out on the rails. The Promontory, a Union Pacific Railroad 1962-vintage baggage car, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling museum. Complete with 13 large, dramatic graphics and the latest in interactive touch video screen technology, the Promontory will immerse visitors in Union Pacific's 150-year history. ... Several artifacts from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum will be on display, including: Archaeological finds from Ft. McPherson, Neb., which was built to protect construction crews from attacks by Great Plains tribal bands; Replicas of the Golden and Arizona spikes, presented at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869; Several railroad construction tools and remnants from 1862-1869; and Stereo cards from Union Pacific's collection that when viewed through a special device renders them in 19th Century 3-D. ... " [More]

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