George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Story ‘Uniting America: The President’s Final Journey’ to air on Discovery Channel

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; August 1, 2019: The story of George H.W. Bush’s funeral train “Uniting America:…

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America Celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; May 2, 2019: The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869, is…

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Union Pacific Announces 150th Anniversary Celebration Commemorating Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; April 10, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific will…

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Union Pacific announces 475 workforce layoffs

By Brody Fernandez, Gold Country Media, Roseville and Granite Bay Press Tribune; January 4, 2019 The Union Pacific Railroad Company…

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From Union Pacific Railroad – The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; July 16, 2018: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE: October 6, 2018 – January…

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Putting the ‘Big Boy’ Back Together

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; March 22, 2018: Since disassembling UP No. 4014, the ‘Big Boy,’ the Union…

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California train service halted south of Santa Barbara due to mudslides, flooding

By Gabby Ferreira, The Tribune; January 9, 2018 Mudslides and flooding have closed the railroad south of Santa Barbara, according…

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Railroad History: Why Downtown’s Streets Are Skewed

By CHARLIE CANTRELL, Editor at Large, GTR Newspapers; November 8, 2017 Ever notice how all those downtown streets encapsulated in…

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Union Pacific Unveils Commemorative Locomotive Honoring U.S. Armed Forces

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad: UP Locomotive No. 1943 begins Salute to the Military Tour San Antonio, October…

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Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2017 As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected…

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Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley rail service is an old idea whose time has come again

By The Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee; October 4, 2017 The prospect that new trains could be delivering passengers to…

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Catch an Amtrak toward L.A. from midtown Sacramento? Train officials propose new service.

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; October 4, 2017 It’s been nearly a half century since the last passenger trains…

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Wind Rides on the Back of Union Pacific Trains

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; September 29, 2017: Drive down an interstate in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California or…

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BNSF, UP expanding, upgrading in northern Idaho

Written by Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; September 26, 2017 Track projects this summer in northern Idaho…

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