About Union Pacific

In 1862, just across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Union Pacific began its journey to connect our nation east to west. Today, from our headquarters in Omaha, we connect American people to American industry and, in turn, to the rest of the world.

Almost everything you come into contact with – things you eat, things you touch, everyday "things" – spent some time, in some form, on a Union Pacific train.

We ship the raw materials and finished goods that America depends on. Industrial products and coal. Fertilizer. Fuel. Chemicals for nearly every industry. Automobiles, appliances, the beef in your stadium dog and the beverage in your souvenir cup. But in addition to being America’s railroad we’re also America’s premier door-to-door logistics provider.