Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific intermodal train

Union Pacific Railroad is a U.S. Class I railroad owned by Union Pacific Corporation operating 31,800 route miles of track and covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States. The railroad operates from all major U.S. West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

UP operates 8,300 locomotives and employs 46,500 individuals, providing service to approximately 10,000 customers. The company reported 2013 revenue of $22 billion — up 5 percent year-over-year.

The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad was incorporated in 1862 under the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. The company has grown by acquiring other railroads, including the Missouri Pacific, Chicago and North Western, Western Pacific, and several more. UP also owns 26 percent of Mexico-based Ferromex.

The company recorded second quarter 2014 revenue of $6.02 billion, up 10 percent from year-earlier revenue of $5.47 billion. 2014 half-year results included total revenue of $11.65 billion, up 8 percent from the previous year.

Union Pacific Railroad has added 11 intermodal train starts between Northern California and Portland, Oregon, and Chicago in 2014, in hopes of grabbing business from key competitor BNSF Railway. Its new services are geared to domestic intermodal volume and build on the success UP has had in handling more 53-foot container traffic.

Intermodal train
22 Aug 2014
The U.S. rail regulatory agency is asking the seven major U.S. and Canadian railroads, along with short lines, to explain how they will handle the expected surge of intermodal traffic, noting the situation has been “challenging.”
11 Apr 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. — Intermodal service delays at Union Pacific Railway and CSX Transportation will end in roughly two to four weeks following a harsh winter that wrecked havoc on the railroads’ networks, rail representatives said at a conference on April 10.
Union Pacific train
23 Jan 2014
Union Pacific reported record net income of $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 13 percent year-over-year, which helped fuel a best-ever full year profit of $4.4 billion...
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
06 Jan 2014
Union Pacific Railroad recently began intermodal service between Laredo, Texas and Memphis, Tenn., providing shippers with better access to Mexico’s booming automotive and consumer goods manufacturing industries.
Thumbnail of rail interactive
12 Nov 2013
U.S.-based major railroads’ profit growth surged back in the third quarter, as resilient pricing and increased operational efficiencies overcame a 2.8 percent drop in total volume hauled compared to the same period last year.
Union Pacific
17 Oct 2013
Union Pacific today reported its profit in the third quarter of 2013 was $1.15 billion, increasing 10 percent year-over-year from $1.04 billion.
Union Pacific train.
18 Sep 2013
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on the implementation of positive train control systems, which recommended that Congress...
@ColoradoDOT tweeted a photo of the bridge at 95th Street over Coal Creek in Louisville, Colo., that collapsed.
17 Sep 2013
Although flooding in Colorado is winding down as heavy rains have begun subsiding, Mexico has declared a state of emergency after being battered by storms...
Arrowedge has a tapered body that allows air to flow more easily around a double-stack train’s top front-most containers.
03 Sep 2013
Union Pacific has unveiled Arrowedge, a new employee-designed, pilot technology for fuel and locomotive emissions reductions on double-stack intermodal freight trains.