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.

It's All About Drag: Revolutionizing Railroad Fuel Conservation

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 17:00:00 CDT Innovation Yes Yes

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.

Through Dirt, Rock and Water: Reopening Tunnel No. 11

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:32:00 CDT Safety Yes Yes

Union Pacific's Chad Rose said it was hard to understand the scale of what happened until he looked inside the tunnel. “My first thought was, is everyone okay?" said Rose, Union Pacific senior director of maintenance of way.

Innovative Arkansas Non-Profit Supports Inventive Minds

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:05:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

America is in the midst of a “maker movement," a world-wide initiative aimed at teaching people to make products rather than consume them. Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, and its “Lead Maker" Dr. Chris Jones, want to deliver this new type of freedom to rural Arkansas.

Constructing a Lasting Legacy in Brazos Valley, Texas

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:53:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

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.