LAMRS FIELD TRIP

 

On Feb. 24, 2007 LAMRS members journeyed to the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal to observe the Union Pacific Railroad's presentation of it's "Green Locomotive Technology". There was a presentation car and five engines on display. The presentation car had a modern engine simulator that was available for visitors to test their engineer's skills and graphic displays of the new technologies. The objective of the new technologies is to reduce emissions and thus creating less air pollution. A representative from UP explained each of the technologies and then gave us a walking tour by the engines pointing out the modifications that were made on each. This presentation shows the efforts that modern railroads are making to help protect the environment. An added treat was the UP's passenger heritage fleet that was lined up behind the demonstration engines. They looked to be freshly painted and were absolutely beautiful. Oh for the those good old days!