Our Heritage

Through the years, a series of mergers helped Union Pacific create the strongest franchise in North America. The addition of Missouri Pacific more than doubled UP’s route miles, Western Pacific track led UP to the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland, Katy gave UP access to Texas through Oklahoma, Chicago & North Western brought UP to the Twin Cities, and Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western provided the legendary Sunset Route and a direct route through Colorado.

Union Pacific pays homage to those railroads, and the generations of men and women who helped to build a great nation, and the foundation for our future.