All aboard for a fun-filled weekend, exploring railroad innovation! On Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, the RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the Historic General Dodge House are coming together to celebrate amazing Marvels in Railroad Innovation and our region’s rich railroad heritage at Railroad Days 2014. Technology and innovation have been at the forefront of American business since the beginning of our country. Railroads are no exception. From the building of the first transcontinental railroad to ski lifts, from the largest steam locomotive in the world to ultra low-emission diesel locomotives, and from iced rail cars to the modern temperature controlled refrigerated cars, Union Pacific Railroad has been a leader in railroad design and development. This event will allow the public to explore how Union Pacific continues to build America with innovation and tenacity, touching the lives of nearly every citizen. Each participating venue will offer a variety of family-friendly activities in addition to the venues’ ongoing programs and exhibits. A $15 family pass allows admission to and transportation between all five locations. A $5 pass is also available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass. 2014 Highlights - This year's event includes a once in a lifetime change to stand next to a vintage E9 Streamliner locomotive parked nose to nose with one of today's modern engines at The Durham Museum. - Be an engineer for a day and participate in locomotive engineer training at the Union Pacific mobile training center at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. - Take a complimentary ride on the Union Pacific 956 Miniature Train at Lauritzen Gardens. - See the new exhibit "Wedding Wonders" at the Historic General Dodge House, and explore the Carriage House, (open for this event) showcasing four different modes of transportation. - A must see for rail fans of all ages, see an extensive H.O. scale model train layout operated by the Greater Omaha Society of Model Engineers at the RailsWest Railroad Museum. For more information, visit www.omaharailroaddays.com.
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