Railroad Days 2009

200 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA
(712) 329-8307

Using advanced technology and innovations, Union Pacific employees monitor the safety of railroad equipment as it travels over 36,000 miles of track. At this year’s Railroad Days festival, visitors to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum will get to experience what it’s like to work at UP’s Mechanical Derailment Prevention Desk.

UP engineers will be available to give visitors a hands-on experience with the railroad’s high-tech wayside detectors. In addition to the interactive safety display, visitors can view the museum’s recently-opened temporary summer exhibit that focuses on the evolution of how railroads have been depicted by artists throughout history in Art and Illustration on the Railroad, featuring six rare paintings by Howard Fogg.

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is wheel chair accessible and has several restrooms available for visitors.