Community Ties

April 2014 Archive


CT: Concrete Ties

New Concrete Tie Facility Supports U.S. Railroads

Apr. 30, 2014 02:15 PM CDT

These days, the ties that bind are made of concrete, and a new $22 million manufacturing plant in Clinton, Iowa, will be producing 600,000 of them annually.

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CT: 4014 To Cheyenne

Big Boy No. 4014 to Begin Historic Trek to Cheyenne

Apr. 24, 2014 08:36 AM CDT

The 1.2 million pound steam locomotive will be towed 1,293 miles by modern diesel-electric UP freight locomotives to UP’s Heritage Fleet Steam Operations headquarters in Cheyenne where it will undergo restoration for the next five years.

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CT: Umatilla

Historic Agreement Reflects Trust Between UP and Confederated Tribes

Apr. 23, 2014 02:00 PM CDT

After almost two years of negotiations, Union Pacific and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) reach historical agreements regarding access to railroad land as well as a MOU on joint community policing.

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CT: Big Red Special

Armour Yellow and Big Red Team Up for Special Train

Apr. 21, 2014 03:30 PM CDT

UP's Armour Yellow shows support for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with the Big Red Express.

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CT: Rockford

Illinois & Union Pacific Officials Announce Passenger Service

Apr. 14, 2014 09:25 AM CDT

Union Pacific has been working with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Transportation to develop passenger service from Chicago to Elgin, Huntley, Belivdere and Rockford beginning in the spring of 2015. The project was announced at a ceremony held in Rockford April 10.

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CT: Jacob Followup

'UP's Biggest Fan' Gets the Ride of His Life

Apr. 10, 2014 09:56 AM CDT

The tale of Jacob and AJ is much more than the story of a rail fan and one employee.

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CT: CALEA

Public Opinion Sought as UP Police Department Seeks CALEA Accreditation

Apr. 4, 2014 07:45 AM CDT

UP strives to achieve the prestigious recognition of CALEA accreditation, and asks the communities where we live and serve to offer input.

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CT: Ed Dickens

Enthusiasm, Expertise Surrounds Big Boy Restoration

Apr. 3, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

Ed Dickens and a team of Union Pacific steam specialists prepare for the "Holy Grail of steam locomotive restorations."

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CT: UC Davis

UC-Davis Engineering Students Receive Real-Life Rail Perspective

Apr. 2, 2014 10:00 AM CDT

Members of the Engineering Clubs at the University of California-Davis recently visited UP's JR Davis Yard in Roseville, and were surprised to learn about the extent of opportunities.

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