Union Pacific celebrated the “We Are ONE” commemorative locomotive’s unveiling on Juneteenth (June 19, 2021) in Houston, Tex.

I Am UP: Nathan McKinney and Shaun Bateman

Most locomotives departing Jenks Locomotive Shop in North Little Rock, Ark., fit a mold: polished, armor-yellow titans ready to haul freight across Union Pacific’s 23-state network. But there are others. Here’s the story of two carmen who paint complex commemoratives like the UP No. 1979 We Are ONE Employee Resource Group (ERG) Locomotive.