UP SD40-2 1896 and UP SD40-2 1996
In May 1996 a trip was made to Jackson and Vicksburg to witness the UP Olympic Torch relay special on the Meridian Speedway. The train was led by UP SD40-2s 1896 and 1996 in a special Olympic livery.
Recently I handed a roll of slides to my father to scan. This image of the UP special on the KCS crossing the IC main tracks at Jackson, MS was the only slide of this train I had taken. The rest of the pictures I took on this day were prints. I'll have to get them scanned and added at a later date.
If memory serves me correctly, my brother Steven, Patrick Harris, and Kurt Nastasi were along for the ride on this venture!
You can visit Wikipedia for more on this trip.
So, I will start this photo essay with a single photo: