Steam Update: Big Boy's New Suspension System Promises a Smooth Ride

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:07:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

With completion of steam giant No. 4014's massive front engine restoration looming, the UP Steam Team has rebuilt and installed a cushion to cradle all that heavy metal: a brand new coil and leaf-spring suspension system.

California Nonprofit Turns Aspiring into Achieving

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:22:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

Like most aspiring filmmakers, Jonathan Galan grew up watching and studying movies. His biggest barrier to becoming a filmmaker, he realized, wasn't that he didn't have the right equipment, but rather, he didn't have the right mindset.

The Eighth Wonder of the World's Crown Jewels

Fri, 5 Oct 2018 15:02:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

Done. A single word telegraphed around the nation triggered champagne toasts, cannon booms from coast to coast, fireworks and the ringing of The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. It was a celebration of the country's greatest achievement – completion of the transcontinental railroad – and the joining of East and West. Reporters, politicians and workers heralded the completion as the Eighth Wonder of the World on May 10, 1869.

This Traffic Ticket Could Save Your Life

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:16:00 CDT Safety Yes Yes

An unnerving feeling of anticipation washes over Brent Nay as the 200-ton locomotive he's riding in approaches a railroad crossing in Las Vegas, Nevada. The red lights begin to flash; the red-and-white arms fall. Would traffic stop?

Problem on the Tracks? Call Us First

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:00:00 CDT Safety Yes Yes

What should you do when there is an emergency at a railroad crossing?

Big Data Tech Helps Predict Rail Failure

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:17:00 CDT Safety Yes Yes

The goal: Take the data collected across more than 32,000 miles of track, plug it into a computer, and accurately predict which track section will break next. They call it predictive analytics, and it's the science of harvesting vast amounts of data about the past and using it to predict the future.

Little Rock Central High Legacy Inspires Locomotive Engineer

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:31:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

As a former student of Little Rock Central High School, Union Pacific Locomotive Engineer Harlee Watson is acutely aware of the struggles African-Americans experienced during the Civil Rights Movement.

Removing Mental Health Stigma Key to Suicide Prevention

Fri, 7 Sep 2018 15:18:00 CDT Safety Yes Yes

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Robin Williams – the deaths of such notable figures put suicide in recent news across the globe. But suicide is more than a headline; it's a tragedy that hits close to home.

Steam Update: Big Boy's Cylinders Undergo ‘Boring' Process

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:15:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

Union Pacific's Steam Team has a new boring process that is anything but boring. Used to restore steam locomotive No. 4014's main cylinders, Ed Dickens compares the 1930s-era “boring bar" to a spider.

Building America a Playground at a Time

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:49:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

Despite being points of pride for most communities, it's easy to take playgrounds for granted. For most people, their primary role is to keep kids occupied – and out of their parents' hair -- throughout long summer days.