Union Pacific has been aggressively working to achieve lower emissions switchers over the past 16 years.
Inside Union Pacific’s new aerodynamics laboratory, Wayne Kennedy slides on big green sound-proof ear muffs and cranks the motor powering a mach 0.2 wind tunnel. The 50-foot-long wood, steel and acrylic glass machine roars to life. Smoke swirls around a G-scale model train.
Mike Zucker spent seven years visualizing how Union Pacific’s new 1,875-acre classification yard might grow up from the khaki-colored dirt of rural Robertson County, Texas. Today, his vision is becoming reality.
Halloween 2016 was no trick-or-treat moment for Mark Simon, Union Pacific’s assistant vice president of intermodal marketing and sales. That was the day he learned Japan’s three largest ocean carriers – MOL, NYK and K Line – would merge to become ONE: Ocean Network Express.
A new international ocean carrier recently entered the trans-Pacific trade, a mature industry filled with veteran shippers.
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