Thursday, April 01, 2010

Union Pacific salutes 100 years of Scouting

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Union Pacific locomotive No. 2010, one of the railroad’s newest General Electric road units, is sporting a new paint scheme and number honoring the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. No. 2010 was unveiled in a ceremony March 30 in Houston, Tex.

 

up_2010_boyscout-2.jpgUP’s No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Locomotive “was created as a tribute to the organization’s centennial celebration,” said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president-Corporate Relations. “It honors Scouting’s 100-year impact on the nation and the many Scouting enthusiasts in Union Pacific’s work force and communities. Union Pacific and the Boy Scouts of America have played leadership roles in shaping America’s history. With UP No. 2010, we are proud to celebrate 100 years of Scouting, progress, and patriotism. No. 2010 will celebrate the BSA’s centennial as it hauls the freight that supports America across our 32,000-mile, 7,000-community network. Because it is one of the newest and most fuel-efficient locomotives, No. 2010 likely will carry service-sensitive freight such as automotive and intermodal.”

 

“We are deeply honored by the tribute Union 5455-2.jpgPacific has given to Scouting through the creation of this commemorative locomotive,” said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. “We also owe a great deal of gratitude to our UP employee Scouting alumni base, which has spearheaded the movement to create UP No. 2010. Their efforts mean that for years to come, the locomotive will serve as a reminder of the impact millions of Scouts have had on this country for 100 years.”

 

No. 2010 is decorated with the national Boy Scouts of America logo; the BSA’s 100th Anniversary logo; the words “100 Years o fScouting,” and ten emblems representing stages of Scouting plus an 11th emblemf or the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. UP has created only 14 commemorative locomotives in its nearly 150-year history.

 

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UP No. 2010, a GE six-axle road unit, will celebrate the BSA’s centennial as it hauls freight across the railroad’s 32,000-mile,7,000-community network.

 

Boy Scout Peter Barber spoke to the crowd about earning the railroading merit badge earlier this year. Seated behind, from left, are Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific; Bob Mazzuca,chief scout executive-BSA; Tom Varnell, president and scout executive-BSA SamHouston Council, and John Gottschalk, national volunteer president-BSA. No tpictured is Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County, Tex.

 

Bob Turner, senior vice president-Corporate Relations, Union Pacific, presents gifts of appreciation to several UP employees who helped with the development and unveiling of UP No. 2010. From left are Wayne Huddleston, director-Records and Mail Management, Omaha, Neb.; Charles Fennen, manager-Network Planning and Operations, Omaha, Neb.; Stuart Schroeder, dispatcher, Spring, Tex.; and Brian McGavock, general superintendent-Transportation, Spring, Tex.