Monday, January 10, 2011

Tour Route Finalists Named in Union Pacific Railroad's Great Excursion Adventure - You Route the Steam Contest

Omaha, Neb., January 04, 2011 – Fans of Union Pacific's legendary steam locomotives will determine the winning tour route in online voting that starts today in the final phase of Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure - You Route the Steam contest. Voting concludes January 17.
The four finalist tour routes were determined by steam locomotive fan voting November 9 through December 6, 2010.  The final four segments are:
  • The Tuscola Turn: Starting in Boone, Iowa, the tour segment travels east through Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon, De Witt, and Clinton. It continues toward Chicago through the Illinois communities of Rochelle, DeKalb, West Chicago, Glen Ellyn and Proviso, turning south to Woodland and Villa Grove before concluding in Tuscola.
  • The Little Rock Express: Starting in Kansas City, Mo., the tour segment travels east to Boonville, Jefferson City, Chamois and St. Louis before heading south to Cape Girardeau, Dexter and Poplar Bluff. It continues through Bald Knob, Ark., before concluding in Little Rock
  • The Baton Rouge Rambler: Starting in Dallas, the tour segment runs east through the Texas communities of Mesquite, Wills Point, Grand Saline, Mineola and Longview. It continues in Louisiana through Shreveport, Natchitoches and Alexandria before concluding in Baton Rouge
  • The Boise Limited: Starting in Salt Lake City, the tour segment travels north in Utah to Ogden and Brigham City. It continues to Pocatello, Idaho, where it heads west to American Falls, Shoshone and Mountain Home before concluding in Boise.
The winning tour route will be announced January 18.

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