WHAT: Nevada Sesquicentennial Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train Ride
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 28 – Saturday, Aug. 30
WHERE: Various locations throughout northern Nevada. Please see below for details.
The Union Pacific Battle Born Express – Heritage Train will travel through northern Nevada, Aug. 28-30 in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial. The three-day event highlights Union Pacific’s significant role in Nevada’s journey to statehood and the heritage of the Silver State.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will participate in the expedition along with members of the NV 150 Commission, Union Pacific representatives and sponsors. The Gov. and Lt. Gov. will make appearances in the Elko Labor Day parade and Winnemucca Labor Day parade. The train stops include: West Wendover, Wells, Elko, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca, Lovelock and Sparks. All festivities throughout the trip aim to create a sense of statehood camaraderie and encourage communities to be proud of their town’s legacy and contributions over the last 150 years.
The public is invited to greet the train at each stop. Media opportunities for photos and interviews will also be available.
*Dates and times are tentative and subject to change*
Thursday, Aug. 28
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. – Visit Wendover Will. The Gov. and Lt. Gov. will be joined by elementary students who will receive a Sesquicentennial copper medallion.
12:30 p.m. (MST) – Train send-off Wendover 400 S. 9th St.
12:40 – 1:10 p.m. (PST) – Whistle-stop in Wells, Pacific Street Crossing.
2:36 – 3 p.m. – Arrive in Elko Union Pacific train yard, Railroad Ave.
Friday, Aug. 29
1:30 – 2 p.m. – Whistle-stop in Battle Mountain, E St.
2:36 – 3 p.m. – Arrive in Winnemucca, 51 Gould St.
Saturday, Aug. 30
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. – Whistle-stop in Lovelock, 8th St. intersection.
3:30 – 4 p.m. – Arrive in Sparks at the Sparks Train Yard, 1 S. Pyramid Way.
Sesquicentennial commemorative belt buckles may be available for purchase at some stops. We encourage you to follow the journey on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #NV150 and #BattleBornExpress.
ABOUT NEVADA 150
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.