Author: Union Pacific

Union Pacific celebrated the “We Are ONE” commemorative locomotive’s unveiling on Juneteenth (June 19, 2021) in Houston, Tex.

I Am UP: Nathan McKinney and Shaun Bateman

Most locomotives departing Jenks Locomotive Shop in North Little Rock, Ark., fit a mold: polished, armor-yellow titans ready to haul freight across Union Pacific’s 23-state network. But there are others. Here’s the story of two carmen who paint complex commemoratives like the UP No. 1979 We Are ONE Employee Resource Group (ERG) Locomotive.

The Lava Fire damaged the Union Pacific's Dry Canyon Bridge located near Hotlum, California. (UP)

UP: Fire Car Fleet Provided Critical Assist in Lava Fire

Editor’s Note: Due to recent forest fires in Northern California, Union Pacific’s (UP) Dry Canyon Bridge and nine miles of track sustained damage. Here is the story of how the railroad’s team fought the fires and is now rebuilding infrastructure; it was originally posted on the Class I’s website. UP estimates that the bridge will reopen Sept. 1.

From Plastic Waste to Fuel—Improving the Environment

It’s not the plastic water bottle that causes the most harm to sea birds, but the cap, which is mistaken for food. A non-profit in Hawaii ensured that more than 1.2 million plastic caps and lids will never get into the environment and harm sea birds by taking action to collect and recycle them. But this is no ordinary type of recycling, which aims to turn a plastic product back into another plastic product with the addition of more plastic.