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2002 Winter Olympics

For the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch run, Union Pacific operated a special train with a cauldron to haul the flame vast distances in the mid-west to west coast. I was lucky enough to see at its last stop in Eugene Oregon on 1/22/02

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olympictrain-eug012201-07.jpg (401735 bytes)Here is the cauldron car at the end of the train with the flame lit. olympictrain-eug012201-08.jpgSide view of the cauldron.
olympictrain-eug012201-12.jpgView of the special decked out executive cars of the Union Pacific. olympictrain-eug012201-04.jpgHead end of the train. Locomotives 2002&2001 on the point.
olympictrain-eug012201-17.jpgView of 2002, the only Blue UP locomotive I have ever seen. olympictrain-eug012201-13.jpg (392383 bytes)Looking down the train.
olympictrain-eug012201-02.jpgBetter side view showing the wording on the locomotive

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