Our Lincoln collection memorializes and celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln, who – upon signing the Pacific Railway Act – became Union Pacific's founding father, forever connecting and uniting the nation.
Since opening in the Council Bluffs Carnegie Library in 2003, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum's first floor has been dedicated to sharing the experience of building the Transcontinental Railroad. The current exhibit takes the telling of this story to an entirely new level. With an immersive design and cutting-edge technology, visitors will be transported to the 1860s as they learn about frontier life, the monumental work required to construct the railroad and the communities that were created along its route.
Using the vivid and rich imagery of decades of Union Pacific photography and parks-centric marketing materials, this unique exhibit traces the unusual partnership between the National Park Service and Union Pacific.
Railroads have played a part in every U.S. war since 1860. During the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Gulf War, and even today, railroads transported soldiers and everything they need, from tanks to uniforms.