Railroad fans can vote to have Union Pacific bring its popular and legendary steam locomotive to cities along the route garnering the most votes in Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure - You Route the Steam contest.
Five individuals who score the most contest points will win two tickets each for a special leg of the excursion as well as lodging and air fare. The person with the most points will be awarded the title "Honorary Engineer" and be given the opportunity to ride in the locomotive cab.
Route and individual winners will be announced Jan. 18.
Participants may go to www.upexcursion.com and vote through Dec. 6 and nominate their hometowns for a 2011 steam locomotive excursion.
Points for individual prizes can be earned two ways. By voting for their favorite route, participants earn a point each day they vote but can cast just one vote daily. By sharing with friends and followers via Facebook and Twitter participants will gain a referral point for every new verified participant who votes as a direct result of clicking on a referral link they share.
Beginning Dec. 7 Union Pacific's "steam team" will tally votes and chart potential excursions based on votes, the ability of the steam equipment to visit specific locations, scheduled railroad maintenance programs and other factors.