Union Pacific laying off workers in Illinois as it streamlines operations

By Abdel Jimenez, Chicago Tribune; July 10, 2019 Union Pacific is scaling back operations at two facilities in Illinois as…

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Dozens of brand-new Jeeps, pickups destroyed as 33-car train derails, Nevada cops say

By Jared Gilmour, Belleview News-Democrat; July 10, 2019 A train derailment in rural Nevada on Wednesday morning crushed and destroyed…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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Union Pacific’s new reservation system set to kick in with fines

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; July 8, 2019 You have 24 hours. That’s it. With precision scheduled railroading now…

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Capitol Corridor increases train speeds in California

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 18, 2019 A new Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) timetable took effect yesterday, reducing…

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Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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California: Rail Traffic Across Altamont Pass Halted As Pg&E Crews Working On Gas Leak Near Tracks In Livermore

By Bay City News Service, SFGate.com; June 13, 2019 Rail traffic across the Altamont Pass in unincorporated Alameda County was…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: For employees, pain, no gain

By William C. Keppen, Jr., Railway Age Magazine; June 10, 2019 Six out of the seven Class I freight railroads in…

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A railroad engineer who documents Wyoming’s coal country in photos

By Alan Rogers, Digital Editor, Casper Star Tribune; May 31, 2019 Alan Nash is a Union Pacific engineer from Scottsbluff,…

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Nebraska: Army Corps of Engineers says railroads did not have permission to build causeways in Platte River

By Michelle Bandur, KETV ABC 7; May 30, 2019 PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — As two railroad causeways in Cass County come…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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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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