As a Tocqueville Member, you are part of a remarkable group of community leaders and philanthropists. Thanks to your generosity, a record-breaking 293 individuals joined the Tocqueville Society this past year, and we achieved the current Warren Buffett Challenge. To commemorate this incredible milestone, Union Pacific will be providing an evening train ride on its Heritage Fleet for the Tocqueville Society Reception. We would be honored to have you in attendance.
Emily and Clark Lauritzen, 2020 Campaign Chairs
Julie and Lance Fritz, 2021 Campaign Chairs
October 1 or October 2
We encourage you to RSVP for a date as each train ride will
have a limited number of passengers.
The train ride starts at 5:30 pm and will last two hours. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Please RSVP below:
COVID-19 Safety Information
Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the spread of new variants, the UP policy for in person events on the train is that every participant must be fully vaccinated (at least two weeks since final dose) against the virus. Please provide United Way your vaccination status prior to the event – the contact and email address are attached below. Adherence to this policy will allow all participants to not have to wear masks when seated during the train ride. Thank you for your understanding, and we are looking forward to seeing you on the train!
Please email your vaccination status to events@UWMidlands.org.
Additional Information for Guests
Driving Directions: From 13th street, turn east on Leavenworth Street and drive to the intersection of 9th and Leavenworth to the lower level entrance of the Durham Museum. Follow the directional signage to park in the trackside lot behind the Durham and board the train.
Attire: Business casual. Comfortable, flat-heeled shoes are recommended for walking in the parking lot and on the train.* Please note that due to its historic nature, Union Pacific’s Heritage Passenger Fleet equipment is not ADA accessible.
About the Union Pacific Heritage Fleet – Historical Equipment Still in Use
No other railroad in this country has retained its historical equipment and honored its past like the Union Pacific. The preservation of its fleet speaks to the high value UP places on its heritage and its role in America’s history. The fleet itself dates back to 1912, but most of the passenger cars are closer to a half-century old – built during the height of passenger train travel. Each car is unique and chronicles a different chapter of Union Pacific’s past. For more than a century, they’ve transported iconic individuals (presidents and senators, generals and soldiers, artists and architects, singers and actors). . .people who influenced and transformed America.