Apr. 11, 2016 11:43 AM CST
As Union Pacific Special Agent Kevin Wells strides through the dusty San Antonio heat, he peers through shadows cast by two empty box cars.
“They’re usually tucked down where you can’t see them, but if you look closely at most containers, there are little cut outs,” Wells said about his process for spotting trespassers hiding in trains. “You can usually see their feet or their bags… just something that doesn’t belong there. They sometimes have weird pets, too. Once I ran into a group that was traveling with a dog, a rat and a duck on a leash.”Read More
Feb. 26, 2016 03:14 PM CST
We’re putting the brakes on our steam locomotives! The air brake systems for locomotives No. 844 and No. 4014 have been completely rebuilt, and are ready to be installed.Read More
Feb. 12, 2016 02:00 PM CST
For those too young to know the true cost of war, The National WWII Museum is a place to experience the unsettling sights and sounds all too familiar to those who lived through it.
Just a few steps inside the Museum’s main entrance, beneath the soft click of a replicated railroad split-flap display, visitors find themselves standing in a 1940s-era train station. They’re encouraged to use their digitally enabled dog tags to listen as veterans recount their war experiences.Read More
Feb. 2, 2016 10:18 AM CST
They call them citizen soldiers. The term goes back to when the National Guard was first formed as an essential element of the U.S. military, to protect families and towns from hostile attacks. Today, the National Guard plays an even broader role in protecting our country. But what helps make the Guard work is the ability for these citizen soldiers to live and work in our communities until service calls.
Citizen soldiers like National Guard Sgt. Mark Mateo, whose primary job is as a general clerk in UP's Los Angeles Commerce Yard. Since joining UP in 2014, Mateo has been required to complete regular training as part of his commitment to serve in the Guard -- including special activation due to the recent California wildfires.Read More
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