Union Pacific Invented the Ski Chairlift?
You expect innovation from a name like Union Pacific, although with the company’s rich history, you may be surprised how far its achievements in technology and engineering reach. Take for example the ski chairlift, spotlighted in the Union Pacific Museum’s newest exhibit, “Discovered!: Winter Sports Under a Summer Sun: The Railroad and Sun Valley.”
Danish Man Builds Replica of Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014
2,656 Lego bricks. 762 instruction steps. 300 hours. That’s what it took for Denmark-based Lego superfan Lasse Hvidtfeldt to build a 3-foot-long replica of Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive out of colorful plastic toy bricks.
Union Pacific Refreshes Locomotive Paint Scheme, Keeping Iconic Flag Design
Union Pacific finalized its new locomotive paint scheme – moving the placement of but keeping its iconic flag design, which was rolled out over 20 years ago to honor the victims of 9/11. The first Union Pacific locomotive with the refreshed paint scheme is now in service.
Astronaut Megan McArthur Returns Big Boy Space Coin to Union Pacific
Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 and the International Space Station are both testaments to humanity’s ability to dream big and push boundaries, says Megan McArthur Behnken, a NASA astronaut who took a Big Boy challenge coin to space with her in 2021.
Union Pacific Debuts New Locomotive Paint Scheme
Be on the lookout: A handful of Union Pacific locomotives are now sporting a fresh paint scheme shifting some key design elements, including moving the American flag closer to the front.
'Happy Birthday, Yellowstone:' Union Pacific and National Park Foundation Celebrate National Treasure
Union Pacific has the pleasure of wishing Yellowstone National Park: “Happy Birthday!” Today, the natural wonder celebrates its 150th anniversary as a national treasure. Widely recognized as the world’s first national park, this anniversary is one of many that Union Pacific has celebrated with Yellowstone.
Big Boy Bucket List: Childhood Railroad Dreams Come True
When a legendary steam locomotive powers into town, railroaders from every service unit are able to cross a “must-see” item off their bucket list.
Union Pacific Hauls Historic Military Vehicle
Vehicle Helped Remove Saddam Hussein’s Statue during 2003 Iraq Invasion