Two Union Pacific Railroad locomotives used throughout the West during the 1940s and 1950s will tour California, Utah and Oregon during April and May, said U.P. spokesman John Bromley.
Locomotives No. 8444 and No. 951, complete with passenger trains, will leave Cheyenne's Union Station on April 28 for a trip to Los Angeles.They will spend the night of April 30 in Salt Lake City, and then stop in Milford on April 31 on their way to Los Angeles to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles Union Terminal, set for May 6-7.
"This is the first leg of a tour of the West" for the locomotives, said Bromley. "This will be the first time a locomotive of this type has operated in Southern California since the late 1940s."
The trains will be back in Salt Lake on May 10, the 120th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike at Utah's Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869, linking the Union Pacific and Central Pacific in the nation's first transcontinental railroad.
They will leave for Ogden on May 12 and spend the night in the northern Utah city and then take a special excursion run to Pocatello, Idaho, on May 13.