Wind Rides on the Back of Union Pacific Trains

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:27:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

Drive down an interstate in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California or Kansas, and you're bound to spot them – giant wind turbines lined up like soldiers in perfect rows.

Railroader Breaks Glass Ceiling, Balances Career and Family

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:32:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

It's the first day at a new job, and the unisex bathroom door doesn't properly shut. Tami Johnsen did what any good leader would do: she drove to a nearby hardware store, bought a new locking door knob and fixed the problem. Two decades later, Johnsen, Union Pacific's general superintendent of the Harriman Dispatching Center, still tackles new challenges head on.

Technology, Teamwork Shine During Deval Diamond Project

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:53:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

The replacement of the aging five-track Deval diamond, located in Chicago's northwest suburbs, is improving commuter and freight transit times.

Steam Update: Refurbishing an Articulated Locomotive Requires Plenty of Flexibility

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:56:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

With the 2017 steam season now completed, the UP Steam Team, which operated No. 844 during three week-long trips this summer, can now give its full attention to the restoration of the Big Boy No. 4014.

Cross or Don't Cross: The Decision Could Save Your Life

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:34:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Last year, more than 2,000 people chose not to wait for a train, and about 265 paid the ultimate price – their lives. Still, every day, motorists choose to take risks at railroad crossings.

New Shipper Gives Trans-Pacific Intermodal Market, West Coast Ports a Boost

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:58:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

A new international ocean carrier recently entered the trans-Pacific trade, a mature industry filled with veteran shippers.