Lionel Electric Trains, the premiere model train company, has announced that it will be making a replica of the Union Pacific engine which honors the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The limited edition train will be featured in Lionel’s 2010 Volume 2 Catalog and will be available by the holiday season.
“It is a special privilege for Lionel to be making the UP No. 2010 this year. Lionel has always been proud of our relationships with both Union Pacific and Boy Scouts of America,” said Lionel CEO Jerry Calabrese. “When we heard that UP would be honoring the great American tradition of Scouting, we just knew we had to be a part of it.”
Bearing the road number 2010 and based on the ES44C model, the engine is only the 14th time in its history that Union Pacific has issued a commemorative train. Lionel’s model will emulate the design and artwork of the actual engine. Just like the original UP No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America Locomotive. This engine will feature:
- The Boy Scouts of America corporate logo;
- The BSA’s 100th Anniversary logo;
- The words “100 Years of Scouting™”
About Lionel Electric Trains
Based in New York City, Lionel Electric Trains has been America’s leading manufacturer of model trains and accessories since 1900 and is one of America’s leading brand equities. The Lionel name is among the most widely recognized brand in the toy train industry and has been at the forefront of every major innovation in toy train manufacturing and marketing since its inception. For more information, visit www.Lionel.com.
About The Boy Scouts of America
The Scouting movement is composed of 2.8 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 and 1.1 million volunteers in more than 290 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org. More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years. Boy Scouts of America®, the Universal Emblem, BSA® 100th Anniversary logo, and 100 Year of Scouting™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Boy Scouts of America. All rights reserved.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.