Commemorative UP locomotive visits GR

While Green River celebrated its 150th anniversary Saturday, residents were able to check out one of the Union Pacific’s commemorative locomotives.

Locomotive 1943, The Spirit, was brought to Green River Saturday to help celebrate the city’s founding. The city was originally founded in anticipation of the Transcontinental Railroad passing through the area in 1868. While Union Pacific initially decided to make Bryan the location for its switching house, as the land in Green River wasn’t owned by U.P. A subsequent drought which dried up the Blacks Fork River forced the company to change its plan...


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