Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pretty impressive in pink

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Union Pacific has created only 15 commemorative locomotives in its nearly 150-year history. Its latest creation is No. 7400, the “Pink Ribbon Locomotive,” a recently acquired GE AC45ACCTE decorated with a pink ribbon graphic in support of breast cancer awareness.

 

No. 7400, was created “as a tribute to the company's support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®and the many lives—employees, community members, friends, and family—affected by breast cancer,” said Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jim Young. “We are proud of the thousands of our employees, spearheaded by LEAD, our professional woman’s group, who have helped raise awareness and funds that go toward breast cancer awareness.”

“This is truly an exciting day for Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said Judy Adams, managing director, affiliate relations for Komen for the Cure. “LEAD and many other Union Pacific employees have done so much for our organization. It’s a great honor for our promise to end breast cancer forever to be recognized in this very special way.”

No. 7400 will be on display on the “walk” route segment of the 2010 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure in Omaha Oct. 3. Following that, it will enter revenue service,hauling automotive and intermodal trains throughout UP's 23-state,7,000-community network.

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