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Truckee, Union Pacific railroad to be featured on History Channel

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Courtesy PhotoTrent Allen, Union Pacific general director maintenance of way based in Roseville, gives a job briefing to History Channel's Extreme Trains crew and Margo Bieker from Corporate Relations, before the group hyrails from Truckee through Donner Pass, toward Sacramento.

TRUCKEE “-Truckee and Union Pacific Railroad will be featured Tuesday night on the History Channel in a new eight-part series called “Extreme Trains.”

The show, Transcontinental, will cover the building of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Host Matt Bown rides the busiest freight line anywhere ” Union Pacific’s Omaha to Sacramento ” on a route that crosses the world’s longest rail causeway, through the world’s largest rail yard and over the fearsome Donner Pass.

Scenes for Transcontinental were video taped in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Gibbon, Neb.; North Platte, Neb.; Ogden, Utah; near Morgan, Utah; Truckee, Calif.; Roseville, Calif. and Sacramento, Calif.

The show will air at 10 p.m.

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