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In the Line of Duty: Ryan M. Jones

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 10 — Brother Ryan M. Jones, a member of BLET Division 103 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away while on duty on July 28, 2022. He was 33 years old. Brother Jones hired out with the Union Pacific Railroad in July of 2014 as a conductor out of...

UP reactivates the hump at Davidson Yard in Fort Worth

(Source: Trains Magazine, August 2, 2022) Union Pacific has reactivated the hump at Davidson Yard in Fort Worth, Texas, to ease the burden on the classification yard at West Colton, Calif., where UP is expanding the small “pop-up” intermodal terminal it opened in the...

In the Line of Duty: Keith W. Bass

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 29 — Brother Keith W. Bass, a member of BLET Division 48 in St. Louis, Missouri, died on July 27 from injuries sustained in a crew van accident on July 26. He was 46 years old. A Union Pacific locomotive engineer, Brother Bass hired out in...

UP plans major locomotive rebuild program

(Source: Trains Magazine, July 27, 2022) Wabtec will modernize 600 locomotives over a three-year period for Union Pacific in a deal valued at more than $1 billion, the largest such program in railroading history. Full story: Trains Magazine

UP redesigns locomotive paint scheme

(Source: Trains Magazine, July 25, 2022) Union Pacific is making the biggest change to its locomotive paint scheme in more than 20 years. It’s by no means a radical change. The traditional Armour Yellow and gray with red trim remains. But departing is the large...

UP reports second quarter 2022 results

(Source: Union Pacific press release, July 21, 2022) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2022 second quarter net income of $1.8 billion, or $2.93 per diluted share. This compares to 2021 second quarter net income of $1.8 billion, or $2.72 per...