Inside Track

2014 Archive

CT: Sacramento Santa Community

Sacramento Santa Provides Wheelie Big Christmas

Dec. 23, 2014 01:45 PM CDT

Sleigh bells were ringing and so were bicycle bells at the EMQ FamiliesFirst Christmas party in Sacramento.

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CT: Training Tank Car Safety

UP Invites Nebraska Firefighters Trackside for Training

Dec. 9, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

Union Pacific's Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Group recently provided training to Omaha's Fire Rescue 33 team using the railroad's training tank car and new boxcar classroom.

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CT: Safety Agriculture Insights

UP Plays Important Role During Harvest Season

Dec. 1, 2014 08:27 AM CDT

Jeremy Ostransky is a fourth generation farmer in Bennington, Nebraska. When Ostransky was in high school, his grandpa gave him 15 acres to work. "I held on to the land while I studied agriculture business in college. After I graduated, I wanted to farm, but it just wasn’t going to work," Ostransky said. "So I went and got a full-time job, and farmed after work and on the weekends."

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CT: Amber McDaniel Insights

From Rocket Scientist to Railroader, Meet Amber McDaniel

Nov. 24, 2014 10:17 AM CDT

Amber served her country as a member of the Army National Guard as well as in the Air Force. She is just one of the 10,000 veterans working for Union Pacific, answering the call, and helping to build America.

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CT: Christmas Tree Community

Union Pacific Delivers A Holiday Tradition

Nov. 20, 2014 12:48 PM CDT

Omaha's "official" Christmas tree makes its way to The Durham Museum with a little help from Union Pacific.

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CT: Veteran's Day Insights

Military Veteran Employees Featured in New Union Pacific Commercial

Nov. 11, 2014 12:40 PM CDT

Meet three of the Veterans featured in Union Pacific's new "Answering the Call" commercial.

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CT: Tower 55 Insights

Tower 55 Project Benefits Railroads, Communities and the Environment

Nov. 10, 2014 01:32 PM CDT

The historic rail intersection located in Fort Worth can now accommodate an estimated 25 percent more train traffic, eliminating significant train delays.

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CT: Warrensburg Community

Artwork Depicts Four Pillars of Partnership in Warrensburg

Oct. 31, 2014 10:00 AM CDT

The Four Pillars of Warrensburg, Missouri covers almost 200 years of history and an entire wall at City Hall.

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CT: Classroom Boxcar Safety

Converted UP Boxcar Becomes a Classroom

Oct. 29, 2014 02:46 PM CDT

Union Pacific's investment in hands-on training for first responders includes a new look for a standard piece of equipment.

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CT: America Proud Locations Insights

New Commercials Showcase Several UP Communities

Oct. 27, 2014 03:33 PM CDT

A look inside Union Pacific's new commercials.

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CT: Cal Rail Safety Safety

See Tracks? Think Train! Stay Safe

Oct. 7, 2014 02:00 PM CDT

Union Pacific and California Operation Lifesaver, with rail partners BNSF Railway, Amtrak and local law enforcement, working to help keep Californians safe.

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CT: St Paul Swimming Community

UP-sponsored South St. Paul Youth Task Force Has Global Impact

Oct. 1, 2014 11:36 AM CDT

The South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force uses a Union Pacific Foundation grant to have a bigger impact on their community.

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CT: OK Crossing Project Safety

UP/Oklahoma Partnership Targets Grade Crossings

Sep. 22, 2014 01:15 PM CDT

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently announced a $100 million crossing upgrade project. The state’s investment could add or update railroad crossings at more than 300 locations, with half of those locations being Union Pacific crossings.

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CT: Colorado Hero Community

UP Employee Assists in Mountain Rescue

Sep. 18, 2014 04:19 PM CDT

Union Pacific employee Mike Tiglio recently helped rescue a 78-year-old Open Space and Mountain Parks volunteer in remote Boulder County, Colorado.

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CT: Photography Reminder Safety

The Picture of Safety - Stay Off the Tracks

Sep. 17, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

Stay Safe - stay off the tracks. Walking on or near railroad tracks is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along.

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CT: Battle Born Community

Union Pacific Celebrates "Battle Born" Nevada

Sep. 2, 2014 03:21 PM CDT

President Abraham Lincoln signed Union Pacific into being. What's Lincoln's connection to the state of Nevada?

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CT: African Delegation Insights

Proviso Proves Itself with International Audience

Aug. 22, 2014 01:01 PM CDT

African Delegation visits Union Pacific Proviso Yard to see first hand "how we railroad in America."

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CT: Back To School BBQ Community

UP Employees Reach Out with Back to School Barbecue

Aug. 13, 2014 09:16 AM CDT

Yard Center Intermodal employees in Dolton, Illinois, held a Back to School Barbecue to collect school supplies and raise funds for Bryant Elementary School in Harvey, Illinois.

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CT: BUMVSC UP Foundation Community

Funds Support Veteran Services Center

Aug. 12, 2014 04:54 PM CDT

Honoring the significant presence of military veterans in the UP workforce, the Union Pacific Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bellevue University Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC).

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CT: Mutec Restoration Community

Rail Pride and Science Connect at Mutec

Aug. 8, 2014 02:22 PM CDT

Union Pacific has been working with the Technological Museum of the Federal Electricity Commission (Mutec) on a restoration and preservation program to restore several pieces of equipment.

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CT: UP Cares Grants Safety

UP Now Accepting Safety Grant Applications

Aug. 4, 2014 09:19 AM CDT

Community organizations are encouraged to develop multifaceted plans for safety outreach in their communities, and UP may help with funding.

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CT: Dupo

Blues Man Rocks UP's Dupo Terminal

Jul. 28, 2014 08:43 AM CDT

Marquise Knox's "Feel Like Goin' Home" serves as soundtrack for an insider's view of Union Pacific Dupo Terminal operations in the third in a series of four "Listen UP" videos slated to be filmed this year.

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CT: Snowplow Community

Historic Rotary Snowplow Receives Warm Welcome in Roseville

Jul. 23, 2014 08:07 AM CDT

A donation to the city of Roseville, California, rotary snowplow SPMW 7221 takes up residence outside J.R. Davis Yard, at the entrance to downtown.

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CT: Torch Run Community

Union Pacific Police Pass the Torch

Jul. 22, 2014 11:16 AM CDT

Union Pacific special agents recently joined local, county and federal law enforcement agencies to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Nebraska and Kansas.

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CT: Security Safety

UP Technology Impacting Cross-Border Security

Jul. 18, 2014 08:33 AM CDT

A Railcar Inspection Portal (RIP), which instantly provides a 360-degree view of railcars passing through U.S.-Mexico crossings, recently detected 15 bundles of marijuana near Nogales, Arizona.

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CT: Mission Community

UP Trainees on a 'Mission' to Lend a Hand

Jul. 17, 2014 07:45 AM CDT

UP Field Management Trainees, "dedicated to serve," recently volunteered at Omaha's Open Door Mission.

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CT: Peoria Bridge Community

New Overpass Helps Bridge Communities

Jul. 9, 2014 03:11 PM CDT

Aurora and Denver, Colorado, made a clean sweep of barriers and built a bridge between their communities with the Peoria Street Overpass.

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CT: Safe Safety

U.S. Energy Renaissance Depends on Safe Rail Transportation

Jul. 3, 2014 08:13 AM CDT

"We constantly work to review and improve our safety practices and often exceed federal safety regulations. We recently worked with our industry and the Department of Transportation to implement eight new voluntary safety practices, all of which were effective earlier this week."

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CT: UP Cares Safety

Safety Campaign’s Message: Always Expect a Train

Jul. 1, 2014 08:50 AM CDT

"Whether you’re on foot or in your car, this campaign reminds the pedestrians and motorists to keep themselves safe by following railroad safety laws and only crossing at designated grade crossings."

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CT: Big Red Express Update Community

Husker Nation Turns Out for the Big Red Express

Jun. 30, 2014 04:45 PM CDT

A joint celebration between the railroad and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Big Red Express called attention to their shared historical connection with communities across the state.

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CT: Strong Insights

Union Pacific On Board for the '10,000 Strong'

Jun. 24, 2014 01:30 PM CDT

Thank you, veterans, for your service. UP joins other LA companies as part of the '10,000 Strong Initiative.'

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CT: Big Red Express Community

UP's Big Red Express Delivers Husker Pride

Jun. 23, 2014 01:35 PM CDT

University of Nebraska coaches will be on-board a UP special, meeting fans from across Nebraska at whistle stops in Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, and North Platte.

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CT: Minneapolis Safety Safety

Twin Cities First Responders Study Hazmat Safety

Jun. 19, 2014 08:26 AM CDT

Minutes count in emergency situations, and how to respond effectively and safely in the unlikely event of a chemical incident was just part of the training provided recently to Twin Cities-area first responders.

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CT: Sahuarita Safety

UP, Partners Recognized for Arizona Project

Jun. 16, 2014 01:32 PM CDT

The desert town of Sahuarita, Arizona, is a growing community that sits along the Santa Cruz River. It's also a railroad town, with track that connects UP's Sunset Route with the important border town of Nogales. The town recently was honored for a great collaborative effort on an important road widening project.

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CT: Homeplate Community

History Is on Display at Union Pacific's Home Plate

Jun. 13, 2014 09:18 AM CDT

Now in its fourth year, Union Pacific's Home Plate has become a tradition of its own. Located just north of the stadium, baseball fans and rail fans can see history on display in the form of Union Pacific's fleet of Heritage cars, some dating back to 1912, each painstakingly restored.

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CT: Earth Day Community

Earth Day Is For the Birds and More at Union Pacific

Jun. 12, 2014 12:41 PM CDT

Flyways and Byways and the protection of migratory birds was the theme of a month-long Earth Day initiative at Union Pacific.

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St. Louis Area First Responders Learn Chemical Transportation Safety and Proper Response Techniques

Jun. 9, 2014 01:30 PM CDT

TRANSCAER in St. Louis - A joint effort in educating emergency responders about the safe and secure transportation of materials classified as hazardous.

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CT: Spurs Safety

San Antonio Spurs and UP Urge Sports Fans to Be Safe

Jun. 8, 2014 05:00 PM CDT

Union Pacific and the San Antonio Spurs don't play around when it comes to rail safety.

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CT: President's Award Community

Union Pacific Thinking About Back to School

Jun. 6, 2014 09:10 AM CDT

It's never too early to think about Back to School Supplies, and helping those in need.

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CT: Boyts Insights

Checking in with the Boyts

Jun. 2, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

Postscript to UP's 150th birthday celebration video remake contest with Brock and Nellie Boyts.

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CT: Grand Opening Insights

Government Officials from Both Sides of the Border Help Launch Santa Teresa

May. 30, 2014 04:37 PM CDT

UP Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski joined New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Chihuahua, Mexico, Governor Cesar Duarte and other local officials in launching the new 2,200 acre site, which officially opened April 1.

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CT: Santa Teresa Insights

Ceremony to Mark Opening of Landmark Facility

May. 23, 2014 08:17 AM CDT

A golden spike has been used to signify the completion of major new railroad construction projects since the joining of the Transcontinental Railroad back on May 10, 1869. That ceremony is fitting for the opening of the $400 million state-of-the-art facility located in southern New Mexico destined to be a strategic focal point for rail shipments in the southwestern United States.

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CT: Listen Up

Rockin' and Railroading at the Santa Teresa Intermodal Facility

May. 22, 2014 10:30 AM CDT

The Santa Teresa Intermodal Facility in Santa Teresa, N.M., is featured in the second in a series of four "Listen UP" videos slated to be filmed this year.

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CT: Wounded Warriors Insights

UP Committed to Those Who Served

May. 9, 2014 04:17 PM CDT

UP Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary Diane Duran and UPVETS present donation of $150,000 to the Warrior Project ® (WWP), during special fiesta in Texas.

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CT: NAU Center Community

Houston Exhibit to Display "Engines of Progress"

May. 1, 2014 10:26 AM CDT

Big things are happening in Houston, and the UP Foundation is helping them tell the story.

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CT: Concrete Ties Insights

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 Steam

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 Community

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 Community

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 Insights

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 Community

'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 Insights

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 Steam

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 Community

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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CT: Jacob Community

Making Friends the UP Way

Mar. 6, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

Jacob Guasco has a large collection of UP model trains. Now, thanks to Aamund Bouvia, he's got some great memories, too.

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CT: Riverside Community

Cultural Center Project on Track after Flooding

Mar. 3, 2014 02:00 PM CDT

Recovery and rebuilding after last year's flooding in Evans, Colo., includes a new library and cultural center.

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CT: Ceremony Steam

Ceremony Marks Delivery of UP No. 3105

Feb. 28, 2014 06:45 AM CDT

The arrival of UP No. 3105 locomotive to RailGiants Museum was a cause of both celebration and ceremony.

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CT: Rail Giants Steam

UP No. 3105 Heads Home to RailGiants Museum

Feb. 21, 2014 09:00 AM CDT

The donated equipment will become part of the museum's mission to promote the preservation and documentation of all facets of railroading.

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CT: Palatine Safety

Palatine Honored with Safety Spike Award

Feb. 19, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

The Palatine Police Department of the Village of Palatine received the Union Pacific Safety Spike Award in recognition of going above and beyond the call of duty to promote railroad safety in their community.

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CT: RDD Community

Union Pacific Hosts Omaha's First Red Dress Dash

Feb. 11, 2014 01:20 PM CDT

More than 300 women and men decked out in red dresses gathered at Union Pacific Center (UPC) Feb. 6 to participate in Omaha's first Red Dress Dash, a national event that benefitted the American Heart Association.

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CT: Champion Community

UP Employee's Aid Organization Expands Globally

Feb. 5, 2014 02:55 PM CDT

UP employee Saikou Camara founded the nonprofit Your Change for a Change organization, which has expanded globally from the United States to Sweden to The Gambia.

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CT: SB49 Safety

Union Pacific Input Helps Shape Colorado Bill

Feb. 4, 2014 10:30 AM CDT

Commmunity safety is at the heart of Special Agent's testimony regarding Colorado Senate Bill 14-049.

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CT: Honor Flight Community

Honoring Those Who Served

Jan. 28, 2014 12:23 PM CDT

UP VET Tom Demayo and his involvement in the WWII veterans Honor Flight program.

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CT: 4014 Colton Steam

Fans Welcome Big Boy No. 4014’s Return to the National Rail Network

Jan. 27, 2014 02:29 PM CDT

It was a historic day for Union Pacific’s steam program. After months of preparation, UP’s Big Boy No. 4014 returned to the national rail network in the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2014, to the applause of the hundreds of rail fans on hand to experience the moment.

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CT: 4014 Colton Steam

Rail Fans Invited to Witness Big Boy No. 4014's Historic Return

Jan. 20, 2014 07:59 AM CDT

Pushed and pulled by modern diesel electric UP freight locomotives, Big Boy No. 4014 will depart Fairplex, home of the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, Calif., for the first time in 52 years.

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CT: Doerr Interview Steam

After 52 Years, No. 4014 Poised to Return to Rails

Jan. 10, 2014 06:56 AM CDT

Jan. 26 currently is the date set for No. 4014's next big step.

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