Railroad Days 2009

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

Come and explore more than 150 years of railroad innovation at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum!  A commitment to innovation and a push toward better and safer operations has kept Union Pacific at the forefront of the railroad industry.  Learn about forward-thinking ideas such as improvements in rail design, the revolutionary Pacific Fruit Express that pioneered rail transportation of perishable food, and the array of communication tools used throughout the years.  Cutting-edge remote control locomotive simulators will be on display inside the museum, and one of Union Pacific’s mobile training centers will be stationed outside with seven consoles devoted to locomotive engineer training – you too can be a Union Pacific junior engineer!


Housed in a historic Carnegie Library, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum features one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. Here, you’ll journey through multiple exhibits highlighting more than 150 years of railroad history. In “Building America,” the Museum’s newest addition, experience the transcontinental railroad’s construction like never before. The “Lincoln Collection” features artifacts from President Abraham Lincoln’s railcar and funeral. The “America Travels by Rail” exhibit celebrates the height of passenger travel.  Technology and innovation that sustain Union Pacific as a railroad industry leader are highlighted in the exhibit “Working on the Railroad.”