source from UP

Have you heard about the new locomotive in town?

Union Pacific’s “We Are ONE” Employee Resource Group (ERG) Commemorative Locomotive is ready to hit the tracks for some summer fun, celebrating inclusion along the way. UP No. 1979 is named after the year UP’s first ERG, the Black Employee Network (BEN), was established.

The locomotive will travel through the system on its way to the ONE ERG Conference in Omaha Sept. 1-2. The grand unveiling will be held in Houston in honor of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the U.S. Houston is less than an hour from Galveston, Texas, where Juneteenth originated, and Texas was the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday.