Union Pacific Railroad
|Union Pacific Railroad|
General Electric ET44AH locomotive photographed in June 2016
|Reporting mark||UP (road locomotives), UPY (yard locomotives), UPP (passenger railcars)|
|Locale||United States from Chicago, Illinois, and cities along the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast|
|Dates of operation||1862–present (legacy)
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Length||32,100 miles (51,660 km)|
|Headquarters||1400 Douglas Street|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Union Pacific Railroad (or legally Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight-hauling railroad that has 8,500 locomotives. They have over 32,100 route-miles in 23 U.S. states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the biggest in the United States. They are one of the world's biggest transportation companies.
References[change | change source]
- "Company Overview". Union Pacific Corporation. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- System map
- Photographs of the Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1868–69 at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
- Thousands of photographs from as early as 1860 taken by employees of the Union Pacific railroad
- Union Pacific Historical Society
- The Union Pacific Railroad "Building America"