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For sale is an original 1947 UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CALENDAR PAGES for the months of October and March. The March 1947 calendar page displays Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The October 1947 calendar page displays the Refrigerator Cars being iced at Nampa, Idaho. This calendar paper has yellowed with age and has some minor edge damage. The calendar page measures 23 inches by 12 inches when unfolded. An interested collectible for any train enthusiast.

The Union Pacific Rail Road (UPRR) was created and funded by the federal government by Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864. The laws were passed as war measures to forge closer ties with California and Oregon, which otherwise took six months to reach. Construction on the UPRR main line was delayed until the American Civil War ended in 1865. Some 300 miles of main line track were built in 1865–66 over the flat prairies. The Rocky Mountains posed a much more dramatic challenge. The two lines were joined in Utah on May 10, 1869, hence creating the first transcontinental railroad in North America.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in