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UP marks transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary

Rail News Home Union Pacific Railroad 5/13/2019 Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad
image Tapping a ceremonial Golden Spike from left are Dodge, Gov. Herbert, Fritz, U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Yee and Scott Moore.Photo – up.com

Union Pacific Railroad executives joined other public and private-sector officials in ceremonies last week marking the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit, Utah, which signaled the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

On May 9, a ceremony held at Ogden Union Station in Ogden, Utah, featured UP's steam locomotives Living Legend No. 844 and Big Boy No. 4014. The two met, recreating the historic image taken at Promontory Summit on May 10, according to a UP press release.

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UP plans $20 million project for New Mexico block swap yard

Rail News Home Union Pacific Railroad 5/6/2019 Rail News: Union Pacific Railroad
image The additional block swap yard at the Santa Teresa intermodal terminal (shown) will allow the Class I to add container blocks to passing trains faster and more efficiently.Photo – up.com

Union Pacific Railroad is investing $20 million to build an additional block swap yard at its Santa Teresa intermodal terminal and refueling station in New Mexico.

The additional block swap yard will allow the Class I to add container blocks to passing trains faster and more efficiently, according to a press release issued by the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

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UP to close Rochelle intermodal ramp as part of Chicago-area simplification plan

After an end-to-end analysis of the intermodal network through the Unified Plan 2020 initiative, Union Pacific Railroad identified three key changes it plans to implement in the months ahead, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker wrote in a customer announcement issued yesterday.

The first calls for simplifying the Class I's intermodal complex in Chicago, where the railroad operates six intermodal facilities: five active ramps and an equipment depot.

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Union Pacific 'pauses' Brazos Yard construction

Union Pacific Railroad is "pausing" construction of its new $550 million Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas.

The Class I will shift remaining funds planned for the Brazos construction in 2019 to siding extensions on UP's Sunset route — which runs between Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas — and a block-swap yard in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, a move that will add to UP's network flexibility, Chief Operating Officer Jim Vena told analysts during a first-quarter 2019 earnings conference call last week.

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UP touts Q1 results, operating performance

Union Pacific Corp. today announced a 6 percent increase in net income during the first-quarter, despite dealing with severe flooding and a 2 percent decline in business volumes.

The Class I posted Q1 2019 net income of $1.4 billion, or $1.93 per diluted share, compared with $1.3 billion, or $1.68 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago, according to a UP press release.

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