UNION PACIFIC: Steam Train Celebration Stops in Ames
Union Pacific is celebrating their 150th anniversary with a steam engine tour.
The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific raced from Carroll to Boone where it will be on display for Pufferbilly Days until Sunday.
On Sunday morning it will travel to Ames, where it will park for a few hours by Ames High School along Ridgewood Avenue.
The engine was built in 1944 to run passengers, before switching to freight in the late 1950’s.
Union Pacific Employee Mark Davis says trains helped shape the American and Iowa landscape.
The steam train has never been retired by the railroad.