Express Locomotive #951
Express' second locomotive was Union Pacific 951, seen here arriving
at Omaha to take over from the 2312.
Artist Bob Lorenz
designed the paint scheme.
plan was to have an E9A and E9B set of locomotives repainted at
La Grange, IL and take over on the train in Chicago. The A-B set
would also help power the AFT (along with a smaller steam locomotive)
in the Northeast during 1976. These plans were abandoned and only
one locomotive was repainted.
The 951 locomotive
pulled the Preamble Express for the remainder of its 48-state tour.
The crew nicknamed it "Snowbird".
it returned to the Union Pacific and retained its Preamble Express
colors through the Bicentennial.