Monday, May 17, 2010

Union Pacific Honors BSA 100th Anniversary

Union Pacific Railroad unveiled its No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America locomotive, a bold tribute to Scouting's centennial celebration. UP No. 2010, seen above, is only the 14th commemorative locomotive in Union Pacific's nearly 150-year

"We are deeply honored by the tribute Union Pacific has given to Scouting through the creation of the commemorative locomotive," said Bob Mazzuca, the BSA‟s Chief Scout Executive.

"The locomotive bears the familiar BSA fleur-de-lis, the BSA 2010 logo, the words “100 Years of Scouting,” 10 emblems representing the different stages of Scouting, and the 2010 National Scout Jamboree logo. It may look great, but it wasn't designed to sit still. The 207-ton vehicle will haul cargo across America at speeds that reach 75 miles per hour hauling freight from Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Marion, Ark., to West Coast facilities in Los Angeles, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, go to Union Pacific.

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