Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Council Bluffs, IA Photos

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs traces the development of the first transcontinental route which starts from Council Bluffs and was conceived and managed by Council Bluffs resident General Grenville Dodge. The Museum is also noted for its large collections of Abraham Lincoln funerary items and railway dining car china.

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Council Bluffs Free Public Library now Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Union Pacific Railroad Museum sign. Council Bluffs, IA.Council Bluffs Free Public Library entrance. Council Bluffs, IA.Track car outside Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Council Bluffs Free Public Library (1905) (200 Pearl St.) now Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA. Architect: Patton & Miller.Union Pacific Railroad Museum sign. Council Bluffs, IA.Council Bluffs Free Public Library entrance. Council Bluffs, IA.Track car outside Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Rail car platform in atrium of Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Atrium of Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Sioux beaded vest at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Sioux beaded moccasins at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Rail car platform in atrium of Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Atrium of Union Pacific Railroad Museum (former Council Bluffs Free Public Library). Council Bluffs, IA.Sioux(?) beaded vest (c1890) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Sioux(?) beaded moccasins at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Sioux beaded medicine bag at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Wooden insulator from the original telegraph line along the transcontinental railroad at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Early telegraph key at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Lineman's Test Set for use on early telegraph lines at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Sioux(?) beaded medicine bag at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Wooden insulator from the original telegraph line along the transcontinental railroad at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Early telegraph key at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Lineman's Test Set (aka Pocket Relay) for use on early telegraph lines at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Saddle used by Frank Moore, said to be a Pony Express rider at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Box containing First Mortgage Bond for Union Pacific Railroad at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Hats as used by Chinese railroad builders at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Harp switch at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Saddle used by Frank Moore, said to be a Pony Express rider (donated 1927) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Box containing First Mortgage Bond for Union Pacific Railroad at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Hats as used by Chinese railroad builders at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Harp switch (1877) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Model of Central Pacific's Jupiter present at last spike Promontory Summit ceremony at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model of Union Pacific's locomotive 119 present at last spike Promontory Summit ceremony at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Promontory Summit last spike ceremony painting by George Ottinger at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Promontory Summit last spike ceremony painting at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Model of Central Pacific's Jupiter present at last spike Promontory Summit ceremony (May 10, 1869) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model of Union Pacific's locomotive 119 present at last spike Promontory Summit ceremony at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Promontory Summit last spike ceremony (May 10, 1869) painting by George Ottinger at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Promontory Summit last spike ceremony painting at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Promontory Summit last spike ceremony graphic at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.One of three golden last spikes driven into tracks at Promontory Summit at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Golden ring made for last spike ceremony of Promontory Summit belonged to Oliver Ames of Union Pacific at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Flattened coin relic from ceremony of Promontory Summit belonged to spectator James Harris at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Promontory Summit last spike ceremony graphic at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.One of three golden last spikes driven into tracks at Promontory Summit at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Golden ring made for last spike ceremony of Promontory Summit belonged to Oliver Ames of Union Pacific at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Flattened coin relic from ceremony of Promontory Summit belonged to spectator James Harris at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
History display at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.History of Standard Time display with antique pocket watches at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Railroad depot wall clocks at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Railway roll top desk & equipment at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
History display at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.History of Standard Time display with antique pocket watches at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Railroad depot wall clocks at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Railway roll top desk & equipment at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Square Grand piano by Hallet, Davis & Co. of Boston at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific locomotives at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific McKean motor car 13 at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific passenger cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Square Grand piano by Hallet, Davis & Co. of Boston at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific locomotives at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific McKean motor car 13 (1908-17) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Model Union Pacific passenger cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Interior reproduction of Union Pacific passenger car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Interior reproduction of Union Pacific bar car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Interior reproduction of Union Pacific dining car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining car silver service pieces at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Interior reproduction of Union Pacific passenger car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Interior reproduction of Union Pacific bar car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Interior reproduction of Union Pacific dining car at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Dining car silver service pieces at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
The Challenger dining service place setting at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Challenger dining pattern plates at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Challenger dining pattern plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Streamlined Cities dining pattern place setting at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
The Challenger dining service place setting at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Challenger dining pattern plates (1937-54) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Challenger dining pattern plate (1937-54) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Streamlined Cities dining pattern place setting (1936-present) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Streamlined Cities pattern plates at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Streamlined Cities rectangular side dish at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP settling the west pattern plates used on Overland Limited & Los Angeles Limited at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Detail of settling the UP west pattern plates for Overland & Los Angeles Limited routes at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Streamlined Cities pattern plates (1936-present) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Streamlined Cities rectangular side dish (1936-present) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP settling the west pattern plates (1927-49) used on Overland Limited & Los Angeles Limited at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Detail of settling the UP west pattern plates (1927-49) for Overland & Los Angeles Limited routes at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP settling the west soup bowl at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China tureen used executive business cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China coffee service at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China coffee creamer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP settling the west soup bowl (1927-49) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China tureen used executive business cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China coffee service at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Arden pattern Spode China coffee creamer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Columbine coffee cup by Syracuse China used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Columbine plate by Syracuse China used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Columbine gravy boat by Syracuse China used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Circus pattern plate with clown for children at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Columbine coffee cup by Syracuse China (1930-41) used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Columbine plate by Syracuse China (1930-41) used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Columbine gravy boat by Syracuse China (1930-41) used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Circus pattern plate with clown for children at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Circus pattern bowl with seal for children at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Portland Rose plate used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Portland Rose cup & saucer used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Missouri Pacific official flowers China plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Circus pattern bowl with seal for children at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Portland Rose plate used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Portland Rose cup & saucer used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Missouri Pacific official flowers China plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Missouri Pacific The Eagle bowl at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific porcelain cup & saucer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Desert Flower pattern China for Union Pacific dome dining cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Desert Flower pattern China for Union Pacific dome dining cars at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
Missouri Pacific The Eagle bowl at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific porcelain cup & saucer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Desert Flower pattern China for Union Pacific dome dining cars (1955-mid 1960s) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Desert Flower pattern China for Union Pacific dome dining cars (1955-mid 1960s) at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Adobe pattern cup & saucer used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Adobe pattern plate used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Overland Route pattern plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Overland Route pattern oyster plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Adobe pattern cup & saucer used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Adobe pattern plate used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Overland Route pattern plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Overland Route pattern oyster plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Salt Lake Route pattern Chine serving pieces at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific Sunset plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Union Pacific silver coffee & tea pots at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Union Pacific water carafes at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.
UP Salt Lake Route pattern Chine serving pieces at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific Sunset plate at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Union Pacific silver coffee & tea pots at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Union Pacific water carafes at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.

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