Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019 The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the…

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Union Pacific: Golden at 150

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; May 8, 2019 COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American…

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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 to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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Did heavy rainfall cause a train derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 24, 2019 FORT WORTH Did an incredibly powerful rainfall early Wednesday contribute to…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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