Union Pacific Railroad Invests More Than $20 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Near Manville to Near Lusk, Wyo.

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will improve Wyoming’s transportation infrastructure with a more than $20 million investment to improve the rail line that runs from near Manville to near Lusk, Wyo. Work on the nearly 26-mile stretch of railroad track began May 4 and is scheduled to be completed in mid June. The project includes removing and installing new rail and more than 67,000 concrete ties. Crews also will spread more than 86,000 tons of rock ballast reinforcing the roadbed. Union Pacific is using a modern track renewal train, the TRT 909, which installs rail and concrete ties in one

Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $22 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Dupo to Near Fults, Ill.

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will improve part of Illinois’ transportation infrastructure with a nearly $22 million investment to its rail line that runs from Dupo to near Fults, Ill. The projects include installing nearly 48 miles of new rail, replace six switches – the machines that guide a train from one track to another and renew the surfaces in 89 road crossings.  The rail replacement project began May 4 and is scheduled to be completed the first week of July.  The road surfacing improvement projects began in April and are scheduled to be completed in mid September and the

Union Pacific Railroad Invests More Than $8.5 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Near Clinton to Near Blairstown, Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will improve part of Iowa’s transportation infrastructure with a more than $8.5 million investment to its rail line that runs from near Clinton to near Blairstown, Iowa. The projects include removing and installing nearly 54,000 ties, spread 33,500 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed, renew the surfaces in 79 road crossings. The tie replacement project began May 1 and is scheduled to be completed by the first week of June. The road surfacing improvement projects began in April and are scheduled to be completed in November.  Crews will also replace a total

Union Pacific Railroad Invests More Than $3 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Near Jefferson City to California, Mo.

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will improve part of Missouri’s transportation infrastructure with a more than $3 million investment to its rail line that runs from near Jefferson City to California, Mo. The projects include removing and installing more than 22,000 ties, spread more than 11,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and renew the surfaces in 31 road crossings.  The tie replacement project began April 25 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.  The road surfacing improvement projects began in February and are scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

Union Pacific Railroad Named 2009 Rail Carrier of the Year by Lowe’s Home Improvement

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Railroad has been named 2009 Rail Carrier of the Year by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Union Pacific’s selection was based on the company’s ability to differentiate itself through its variety of products and the railroad’s commitment to customer service. “We work hard to understand our customers’ needs, develop strategic freight transportation solutions and provide outstanding customer service,” said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Industrial Products. “We are honored to be recognized by Lowe’s and our entire Lowe’s team is dedicated to delivering even better results in 2010.”

Union Pacific Is First Railroad to Earn Eastman Chemical Company’s Highest Level Supplier Excellence Award

April 30, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific is the first railroad to earn the Eastman Chemical Company Supplier Excellence Award for overall company performance. The award signifies consistent performance in providing Eastman with high-quality products and services and working on Eastman’s behalf to improve the company’s efficiency and competitiveness. It represents the highest level of all awards presented in the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program. “Customer service is paramount at Union Pacific and we are extremely proud to receive Eastman’s Supplier Excellence Award,” said Diane Duren, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Chemicals. “Our entire UP support team in operations and

Union Pacific Railroad Earns Third Consecutive TRANSCAER National Achievement Award

April 28, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Railroad has earned the prestigious TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in support of the TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) initiative. TRANSCAER is the voluntary national outreach effort to help communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. In 2009, Union Pacific organized or assisted with multiple events that led to training more than 4,800 emergency responders. Overall, Union Pacific participated in nearly 160 TRANSCAER or TRANSCAER-related events. Union Pacific’s most significant commitments in 2009 included ethanol training tours in Illinois

Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $6 Million for Track Improvements to Its Line from Near Bunker Hill to Walker, Kan.

April 24, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will improve part of Kansas’ transportation infrastructure with a nearly $6 million investment to its rail line that runs from near Bunker Hill to Walker, Kan. The projects include removing and installing more 20 miles of rail and more than 10,000 ties, spread more than 10,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and renew the surfaces in 28 road crossings. The tie replacement part of the project began April 1 and is scheduled to be completed May 16. The rail in curves renewal project will begin July 31 and is to be

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