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Federal infrastructure package could resolve railroad crew debate

The Wyoming Legislature has long wrestled with the question of whether to mandate two-person crews on the freight trains that traverse Wyoming’s more than 1,800 miles of track.  Now, the federal government may take action that resolves the issue — if the infrastructure package currently stalled in Congress passes.  The two-person crew mandate was adopted […]

Union Pacific opening new terminal in southern California

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor for rt&s.com Union Pacific continues to invest in its intermodal franchise. Union Pacific [Tuesday] announced plans to open a new intermodal terminal in the heart of Southern California’s import distribution region. It is the fastest growing region of industrial warehousing and continues to be a leader throughout the United […]

Union Pacific sees battery-electric locomotives as the future

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroad will also explore other alternatives to diesels, install fuel-saving technologies OMAHA, Neb. — With a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26% by the end of the decade, Union Pacific is working to improve locomotive fuel efficiency, plans to roll out battery-electric locomotives soon, and is exploring alternatives to […]

Union Pacific says autonomous trains are the answer to driverless trucks

Until autonomous technology is ready, CEO says railroad needs one-man crews to stay competitive By Bill Stephens for trains.com OMAHA, Neb. — How can railroads compete with autonomous or electric trucks that would dramatically reduce the cost of trucking? “Ultimately, our answer to autonomous trucks is autonomous trains,” Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says. A […]

UP constructing grain transload terminal near Chicago

Published by progressiverailroading.com Union Pacific Railroad is building a state-of-the-art grain transload facility within its Global IV intermodal terminal in Joliet, Illinois. The UP Global IV Transload facility will be managed by JCT, a 50-50 joint venture between Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Gavilon Grain LLC. Construction began this month and completion is anticipated by fourth-quarter 2021. Once fully […]

Fundraiser aims to keep railroad in Palestine

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB for palestineherald.com Area residents are asked to band together with a group of current and retired railroad employees in a fight to keep Union Pacific Railroad in Palestine. Harris Lohmeyer started a GoFundMe account seeking donations from the people of Palestine and Anderson County with the intent of hiring legal counsel to […]

Union Pacific warns about downstream impacts of KCS merger

UP also expects 2021 volumes to be 6% higher than 2020 By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com Any merger involving Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) and either Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP) or CN (NYSE: CNI) should be scrutinized by regulators to ensure that the combined railroad doesn’t cause downstream impacts to the value of competing railroads, the head of Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) said […]

Union Pacific net down 9% but sees economy growing in 2021

By Josh Funk for apnews.com Union Pacific’s first-quarter profit declined 9% as the railroad delivered less freight and its revenue fell, but it said the economy is steadily improving. The Omaha, Nebraska, company said Thursday that it earned $1.34 billion, or $2 per share, in the quarter. That’s down from $1.47 billion, or $2.15 per […]

Union Pacific Railroad to pull out of Palestine

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB for palestineherald.com Union Pacific Railroad met with Palestine staff Thursday and told them they have 60 days until the Palestine Car Facility closes June 14, according to longtime employee Brad Henry. Henry said the employees were asked to a meeting with UP management at the Hilton Hotel in Palestine. They were given […]

The big question: Will CP+KCS prompt more railroad mergers?

CP-Kansas City Southern combination could be a test of Class I mergers By Bill Stephens for trains.com Will Canadian Pacific’s proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern be the spark that ignites the final round of railroad consolidation in North America? It’s a question that’s been coming up since CP and KCS announced their blockbuster $29 […]

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