Union Pacific and National Park Foundation Help Unveil New Pullman Porters Mural
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Chicago, a vibrant mural and portal into the past has emerged. Created by renowned local artist Joe Nelson, the mural honors the Pullman Porters and their remarkable journey from service to activism as they fought for equality and dignity on the rails. Read Story
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Real Railroaders 05262023
A True Rail Fan, Jerry McCarthy Enjoying Historical Career
With 51 years of experience, Conductor Jerry McCarthy is considered a go-to resource for historic locomotives and locations — and the third-generation railroader doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon.
Union Pacific’s Falcon Premium Service Connects Three Countries’ Shippers
With a constantly evolving transportation industry, Union Pacific introduced its newest Mexico gateway service – Falcon Premium – and unlike other intermodal services, Falcon service connects three countries in North America all by rail.
Real Railroaders 05232023
Ellis Lister Passionate about Railroad Industry Since Childhood
Ellis Lister Jr. has been living out his childhood dream as a railroader for nearly 51 years.
Real Railroaders 05192023
Railroaders Rescue Man from Icy Water
The keen eyes and commitment to safety of one Union Pacific train crew – and a bit of serendipity – all added up to a motorist stranded in icy water ultimately going home safely to his loved ones.
Union Pacific’s Pride in Sustainability Efforts Reflected in Building America Report
Union Pacific’s recently released annual sustainability report, which we call the 2022 Building America Report, is our public report card on the 16 sustainability topics our internal and external stakeholders told us were the most important, relevant and impactful for our business.
Real Railroaders 05152023
Thanks to Top-Notch Service, California Cement Producer Expands Yard
A strong working relationship led one of Union Pacific’s Redding, California, customers to recently invest in its rail operations, installing two new tracks to grow its cement business with Union Pacific and boost the local economy.
Union Pacific Museum and CONAH Unveil Land Acknowledgment
The Union Pacific Museum and the Council of Native American Heritage (CONAH) celebrated Golden Spike Day with a special nod to its history.
Real-World Scenarios Critical to Tank-Car Emergency Training
These training courses do more than just provide education and experience, they build relationships with our community partners -- and that’s critical for a safe and efficient response.
154 Years After Golden Spike: Union Pacific Railroad Museum Delivers Award-winning Experience
This one-of-a-kind railroad museum, celebrating its 20th anniversary at this historic location, has welcomed nearly 500,000 visitors from across the U.S. and the world – and counting, thanks to its award-winning notoriety and depth of history contained within its walls.
Real Railroaders 05082023
Celebrating Union Pacific's 50-Year Railroaders
Continuing a long-standing Union Pacific tradition, employees achieving 50 years of railroading will be honored Wednesday, May 17, in a special ceremony with UP senior leadership at 11:15 a.m. CT.
Roaring Into the Market: Union Pacific Preps for Tiger Cool Express
Union Pacific’s new partnership with Tiger Cool Express is stoking growth by reigniting temperature-controlled intermodal rail service in eastern Washington.
Real Railroaders 05042023
Bolin’s Voice Instrumental with Stakeholders Inside Washington Beltway
A leading Capitol Hill expert in railroad and transportation issues, Union Pacific’s Printz Bolin zeroes in on relationship-building, helping inform elected officials about key issues and legislation impacting Union Pacific. Bolin, vice president, External Relations, plays a central role in various economic, safety, passenger rail and labor matters, including the latest round of national labor negotiations.
Remote-Control Locomotive Technology Puts Humans in Control
Remote-control locomotives are controlled by one or two operators standing on the ground near the train or on the locomotive itself. We use this technology extensively in our railyards where the operator moves trains within yards or between yards onto different tracks – the railroad terminology is “switching” – so the cars can be broken down and rebuilt into trains.
New Trailer Designed to Spark Interest in Welding Careers
Starting this summer, a new 40-foot trailer will start making stops in the Portland region to spark interest and educate young adults about welding and the many Union Pacific career opportunities available in the field.
GPS and Smart Sensors on Rail Cars Will Require Industry-Wide Collaboration and Innovation
We all use GPS technology in our everyday lives, whether to track our Amazon packages or to help get us to our destination via a phone app. So why not use GPS to track and monitor rail cars? And while we are at it, why not make the rail cars smarter with sensors that monitor their health and status?
Coffeyville Honors its History with Railroad-Themed Park
Thanks to two donations totaling $112,000 from Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program, downtown Coffeyville, Kansas, is being transformed and anchored by a new "Union Pacific Park."