Union Pacific operational overhaul gains traction, shares rise

By Lisa Baertlein and Rachit Vats, Reuters; April 18, 2019 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific Corp on Thursday…

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Public program April 24 for proposed passenger train from West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition

Submitted by William Draves, River Falls Journal; April 16, 2019 A passenger train, with a stop in Hudson, is looking…

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‘I’m not going to keep quiet’ Houston neighborhood reckons with railroad yard after decades of contamination

By Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle; April 10, 2019 Lavender Street, tucked on the south side of Kashmere Gardens, has fewer…

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Precision railroading – is it real or hype?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 9, 2019 “What is behind PSR modeling?”  Does it really work? Six of the…

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John Brennan joins Federal Transit Administration as Chief Counsel

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Union Pacific storing locomotives in Klamath Falls, Oregon railyard

By GERRY O’BRIEN, Editor, Herald and News; April 2, 2019 Drivers, crossing the South Sixth Street overpass to the Union…

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Who besides the Chinese and Irish built the transcontinental railroad? Latter-day Saints — lots of them.

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; April 2, 2019 Utah is about to throw a big celebration for the…

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Utah officials explode derailed Union Pacific train cars carrying propane

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 1, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have exploded 11 rail…

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Union Pacific scales back work on new train yard in Mumford, Texas

By Clay Falls, KBTX 3 CBS; March 27, 2019 MUMFORD, Tex. (KBTX) – A major project promising hundreds of new…

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World’s Largest Steam Locomotive Returns to the Rails as Union Pacific Commemorates Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th Anniversary

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; March 14, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific announced…

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Bomb Cyclone Winds Blow Union Pacific Freight Train Off Railroad Bridge in New Mexico

By Kyle Cheromcha, The Drive; March 14, 2019 A unusually powerful “bomb cyclone” storm system sweeping across the central United…

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Amtrak: Host railroads earn ‘C’ average for on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 11, 2019 Canadian Pacific was the only Class I to receive an “A” for hosting…

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‘It feels like a nightmare’: Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck for 36 hours arrives back in Seattle

By Tammy Mutasa, KOMO News; February 27, 2019 SEATTLE — Amtrak passengers who spent 36 hours stranded in the snow in…

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Amtrak Coast Starlight train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving again

By The Associated Press, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 PORTLAND, Ore. — Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for…

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Illinois: Ramping Up Rail

By Tom Robb, Elk Grove Business Journal; February 21, 2019 The Elk Grove Village Business Park is not only served…

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The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Union Pacific lays off 250 and furloughs another 450 workers

By The Associated Press, The Sacramento Bee; February 12, 2019 Union Pacific railroad is eliminating 250 jobs and furloughing another…

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Union Pacific Reports Positive Train Control Progress: Installation Completed and Passenger Routes Implemented

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; February 5, 2019: Omaha, Nebraska Union Pacific installed Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment…

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Wisconsin: Union Pacific’s Butler Yard eliminates positions as railroad company streamlines operations

By Natalie Wickman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; February 5, 2019 The rail yard that contributed to the beginnings of the village…

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Utah Governor Herbert officially declares 2019 as the ‘Year of the Train’

By MITCH SHAW Standard-Examiner; February 2, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — 2019 is officially train time in Utah. With a…

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The centennial of the transcontinental railroad all but excluded the Chinese workers who helped build it. As Utah marks the 150th anniversary, their stories are being told.

By Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 3, 2019 They’re extraordinary pieces of history — three gleaming ceremonial…

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31 Elk dead in rare collision with freight train in Southeast Idaho

By Staff, Idaho State Journal; February 2, 2019 In the early morning hours of Jan. 25, a herd of elk…

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Union Pacific’s customer conversations ‘haven’t been easy’ amid PSR transition

By Emma Cosgrove, Supply Chain Drive; January 28, 2019 Dive Brief: Union Pacific (UP) is ahead of schedule on its…

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Union Pacific sues to fire worker who defecated on railcar

By Christopher Vondracek, The Washington Times; January 28, 2019 Union Pacific is asking a federal judge to allow it to…

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