Union Pacific Railroad’s Steam Locomotives join the App World

Union Pacific Railroad’s Steam Locomotives join the App World

In the golden age of steam locomotives, trains were tracked using a timetable and a pocket watch. Converging old and new technology, Union Pacific’s legendary steam locomotives now can be tracked with the touch of a screen. The free UP Steam app is available at Apple’s App Store in iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

Combining new technology and Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives, the UP Steam app offers users the chance to keep up with the locomotives on their latest excursions.

App features include:

  Real-time GPS location of Union Pacific’s steam locomotives.
  Up-to-the-minute schedules of the latest Union Pacific steam excursion.
  Notification if Union Pacific steam is scheduled to be within 50 miles of the user’s current location.
  Photos, videos, descriptions and history of Union Pacific steam locomotives No. 844 and No. 3985.
  The ability to submit photos taken with an iOS device for inclusion in the Union Pacific Facebook photo album.
  Real-time Tweets tied to twitter.com/up_steam.
  The ability to “check in” with the Union Pacific’s steam locomotives using Foursquare.

In addition, the app includes an “About Union Pacific” section describing the company’s operations, shipping information and an overview of the products Union Pacific routinely ships.

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