One of the largest and perhaps most famous steam locomotives ever built—Union Pacific’s (UP) articulated 4-8-8-4 “Big Boy” No. 4014—is heading on a month-long tour this summer to celebrate railroad heritage and the communities UP serves.
“Employees who become part owners of the company they work for undergo a mindset change about their role in its success,” according to Maqui Parkerson, AVP Labor Relations at Union Pacific (UP).
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on May 28 sent identical letters to the Class I railroad CEOs—the second set of letters in as many days—requesting that they continue providing quarterly information about their revenues from demurrage and accessorial charges.
Union Pacific has designed UP No. 1979 to pay tribute to its nine Employee Resource Groups (ERG) supporting diversity and inclusion.
Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin J. Oberman has called on the CEOs of the seven North American Class I’s to provide an update on their preparedness to meet service demands, particularly as railroad employment rates have fallen.
A year ago, a teenager named Darnella Frazier video recorded the murder of George Floyd, which ultimately led to the conviction of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin. While witnessing the traumatic and terrifying episode, Darnella stood her ground for justice. Her courage is helping drive profound change in this country, and is a stark reminder for all of us: See something, say something, do something, because it will make a difference.
Union Pacific (UP) and nonprofit Safe Kids Worldwide will expand their partnership over the next three years with new initiatives to “raise awareness, educate families, and prevent rail-related injuries and deaths involving children,” they reported.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will install new rail-cargo scanning systems at 12 rail ports of entry on the U.S. southern and northern land borders.
Union Pacific (UP) has recognized 63 chemical shippers for their dedication to safety with the 2020 Pinnacle Award.
RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: The mantra of these railroaders: Making a difference. They’re not only helping to shape the industry, but also tomorrow’s leaders.