Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More than three dozen Durrant family members over six generations have worked for the Union Pacific Railroad

"Union Pacific and the Durrant family legacy", by Jeff Stagl © Progressive Railroading, June, 2012. (Article)

"When the golden spike was driven into place ... as many as five Durrant family members were in attendance. ... Six generations later, Durrants still are among the Class I's ranks and still are performing trackwork. And through the 143 years since the spike-driving, more than three dozen family members ... have served the railroad ... [with] more than 800 years of service ... After Kevin Durrant, who's 53, retires in a decade or so, no more family members will be employed at UP. ... " [More]

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Pages of the 1862 Pacific Railway Act to Be on Exhibit at Omaha’s Durham Museum

"National Treasure to Be on Exhibit at Omaha’s Durham Museum." © Home and Away Magazine, June 12, 2012. (Magazine Article)

"... In a special exhibition from July 1–31, 2012, The Durham Museum [in Omaha, Nebraska] will display three pages of the 1862 Pacific Railway Act on loan from the National Archives, alongside several other railroad artifacts from Omaha’s own Byron Reed Collection. 'The National Archives and Records Administration regards the Act as one of 100 'milestone documents' in our nation’s history, and it has obviously had a momentous impact in the history and growth of our city,' said Christi Janssen, The Durham Museum’s executive director. 'To have the Pacific Railway Act here on July 1, exactly 150 years after it was signed into law and created Union Pacific, is truly extraordinary.' ... " [More]

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