Community Ties

March 2013 Archive

CT: Car Fire

UP Employee Extinguishes Car Fire

Mar. 28, 2013 01:53 PM CDT

"I thought, 'somebody's got to do something.'"

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CT: Alcatraz

Alcatraz Comes to Yuma, and UP Helps with the Prison Break

Mar. 25, 2013 08:54 AM CDT

The reception for the traveling exhibit was a fun night out for volunteers.

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CT: NP Telegraph

A Salute to North Platte and to UP's Bailey Yard

Mar. 22, 2013 10:02 AM CDT

Each year, the North Platte Telegraph salutes Bailey Yard and its ties to the community with its supplement, "Railroad Ties."

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CT: Museum BEN

Employee Group Leads Museum Tours During Black History Month

Mar. 21, 2013 11:37 AM CDT

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum partnered with members of UP's Black Employee Network (BEN) in February to celebrate Black History Month, offering a new in-school educational program and guided museum tours.

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CT: Laverne Shirley

UP Dispatching Director's Book Teaches Rail Safety

Mar. 20, 2013 11:12 AM CDT

A book written by UP's Deb Ashworth and her daughter aims to teach young Nebraskans not only about the Cornhusker State's rich history, but also railroad safety.

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CT: Community Ties

Welcome to Community Ties

Mar. 18, 2013 01:59 PM CDT

Today we launched our new Community Ties website. The site contains news, photos and videos about Union Pacific, its employees and the communities where we live and work.

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CT: Centennial Mall

Donation Helps Fund Centennial Mall Revitalization

Mar. 18, 2013 11:45 AM CDT

Union Pacific donated $500,000 toward the Nebraska Centennial Mall revitalization project during a ceremony held at the State Capitol Rotunda March 1 – Nebraska's Statehood Day.

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CT: TRT Arlington

TRT Rolls Smoothly Through Arlington

Mar. 18, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

When the Track Renewal Train (TRT 909) and other large track gangs roll through major cities, the attention of several UP departments is needed to keep employees and the public safe, reduce traffic congestion and enhance the railroad's reputation as a good neighbor.

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CT: Bridge

UP Gives Historic Bridge to Boonville, Missouri

Mar. 18, 2013 10:56 AM CDT

Union Pacific transferred control of the MKT Bridge to the City of Boonville, Mo., during a Jan. 8 ceremony.

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CT: Purple Heart

Union Pacific Engineer Honored With Purple Heart

Mar. 18, 2013 10:46 AM CDT

Pedro Villa, Roseville Service Unit locomotive engineer and Air Force Reserve electrical superintendent, was publically honored for receiving a Purple Heart during a Sacramento Kings' basketball game on Military Appreciation Night, Nov. 9.

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CT: North Food Banks

Union Pacific Contributes to Northern Region Food Banks

Mar. 18, 2013 10:39 AM CDT

Union Pacific recently contributed $80,000, distributed in $10,000 increments, to eight food banks in its northern region states to purchase 1.6 million pounds of food, or enough to fill eight boxcars.

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CT: Erv Sandy

Emergency Vehicles Delivered Home After Sandy

Mar. 18, 2013 10:30 AM CDT

Dozens of Red Cross emergency response vehicles used in Hurricane Sandy recovery were returned to their native locations, thanks to Union Pacific.

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CT: Hazmat Prep

UP Builds Responders' Rail Safety Awareness

Mar. 18, 2013 10:04 AM CDT

Union Pacific's communities continue benefitting from cooperation between the railroad and various emergency response organizations, with a goal of preventing and preparing for hazardous materials incidents.

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CT: Special Agent Heroes

Special Agents Craft Shadow Box for Ill Child

Mar. 18, 2013 09:39 AM CDT

Special agents from Union Pacific and BNSF teamed up to build a shadow box for a terminally ill, 7-year-old boy in Rustburg, Virginia, responding to his final wish to receive holiday cards from law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics.

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