Category: Union Pacific

Thousands line train tracks to watch Bush funeral train to College Station

In Stetsons and waistcoats, Astros gear and flag-print hoodies, thousands of Texans lined up along the sides of small-town train tracks Thursday to mourn their former president, the home-grown politician with a Texas-sized legacy. Some waited on the tracks, while others posted up on camping stools and the backs of pick-up trucks, perhaps trading lessons […]

Union Pacific train to participate in Bush funeral procession; UP 4141 will take Bush from Spring, Texas to College Station

Union Pacific will participate the presidential funeral procession for George H. W. Bush. The railroad announced Saturday locomotive 4141 will take the president’s body from the Houston area to College Station — the home of his presidential library on the Texas A&M campus. Union Pacific President Bush and his wife Barbara in the cab of […]

Hundreds of Positions Cut in Second Union Pacific Layoff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Around 200 positions are being cut in a second wave of layoffs at Union Pacific. In October, Union Pacific announced a workforce reduction of approximately 475 employees occurring in the fourth quarter. Additionally, approximately 200 contract positions will be eliminated. A spokesperson from Union Pacific says the impacted positions are across the […]

Union Pacific Reports Positive Train Control Progress

Union Pacific continues to make significant progress implementing positive train control (PTC). The company will meet all required deadlines for installing PTC on its network. As allowed by federal law, Union Pacific will continue to implement, test and refine the complex suite of technologies comprising the system in 2019-20. Union Pacific’s required PTC footprint is […]

Carthage sues Union Pacific Corp. over crossings, bridges

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The city of Carthage is suing Union Pacific Railroad Corp., alleging the rail company has failed to maintain several bridges and crossings within the city. The suit, filed in federal court, cites 17 crossings, including the Oak Street bridge along Route 66. The city is asking the court to find Union Pacific […]

Long shut off from the world, a Jefferson County castle is about to close — even to the few allowed to enter

  FESTUS • A limestone castle with a four-story gun tower used during the Civil War sits among 2,300 wooded acres on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, visible to the outside world only from water or air and shrouded in mystery. The castle goes by several names, including Selma Hall and Selma Farm. Most […]

Union Pacific Railroad conductor alleges he was injured when ladder he was using broke away from rail car

ST. LOUIS – A railroad conductor alleges he was injured in a fall while working when the ladder he was using broke away. Reece Weatherby filed a complaint on Nov. 6 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Union Pacific Railroad Co. citing the Federal Employers Liability Act. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges […]

Union Pacific just broke revenue records, so why is it laying off workers?

  Loads of grain trundled down toward Mexico as summer ended, and strong crude prices drove up the number of rail cars hauling petroleum or liquefied gas by 40 percent. But Union Pacific ended a record third quarter with an announcement that nearly 700 jobs would be cut.   Most of those workers were management […]

Intermodal And Industrial Freight Will Likely Drive Union Pacific’s Near Term Earnings Growth

  Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is seeing strong growth in its Intermodal business of late, due to constraints in the trucking industry. In addition, there has been a ramp up in industrial products shipments amid higher industrial production. However, agricultural products and coal freight business continues to see slow growth amid coal related pricing […]

Safety agency dings Union Pacific railroad, FRA for 2017 ethanol train crash

FRA, RAILROAD FAULTED FOR 2017 CRASH: NTSB placed blame on Union Pacific Railroad as well as the Federal Railroad Administration for a March 10, 2017, train derailment in northwest Iowa that spilled hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol and started a fire that burned for more than 36 hours. The railroad was not maintaining […]

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