Grain Shuttle Train Program

A Grain Train Shuttle is a dedicated set of 75 or 110 covered hopper cars for loading of whole grains that move as a unit (train) from one origin to one destination. The Shuttle Operator and Union Pacific enter into a contract to move this train on a continuous basis for a specific time, generally one year. The Shuttle Operator is provided an incentive for their commitment and there are incentives to the loading/unloading facilities for fast loading/unloading.

Approved Locations


Industry Access Guidelines

Union Pacific is committed to grow with our existing and new customers in a manner that supports operational fluidity throughout our network. Guidelines Regarding Rail Service have been created to inform shippers, developers, and governmental entities of the infrastructure requirements for locating on Union Pacific.