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Track Improvements for Hiawatha-to-Upland

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09/16/2009 AT 08:47

When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed more than 72,000 ties, spread more than 30,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed, renewed road surfaces at 123 crossings and replaced rail in various curves on the line. Work began on the project today and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

Union Pacific invested nearly $95 million for capital projects in Kansas in 2008.

During 2009, Union Pacific plans to invest $1.7 billion in strengthening the track infrastructure across its more than 32,000-mile system. This extensive investment in the railroad's track helps ensure Union Pacific has the capability to offer quality, safe and cost-effective service to meet its customers' current and future transportation needs.

Improved and additional rail capacity benefits everyone. It allows freight rail service to grow, helping to build a cleaner environment - freight trains are four times more fuel efficient than trucks. Motorists also benefit from reduced congestion on America's highways since a single train can remove up to 300 trucks off our roads.

Union Pacific Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Union Pacific reported 2009 second quarter net income of $468 million, or $0.92 per diluted share, compared to $531 million, or $1.02 per diluted share for the second quarter 2008.

Crossing and Pedestrian Safety

special passenger train is making stops this week in several Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin communities over Union Pacific Railroad lines to promote highway-railroad crossing and pedestrian safety through a program called Operation Lifesaver.

UP Finalizes Land Transfer to Regional District

Union Pacific Corporation announced the closing of a $118 million transfer of land to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Colorado.

Sixth 'Next-Generation' Genset Locomotive

Union Pacific Railroad is on schedule to put a sixth "next-generation" ultra-low emitting Genset switching locomotive into service at its Roseville, Calif., rail yard. The Genset will be field tested at Union Pacific's Fort Worth, Texas, rail yard before being deployed in Roseville in July.

UP : $27 Million for Track Improvements

Trains will operate more efficiently as a result of more than $27 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its line between Henry, Neb., and 25 miles east of Lusk, Wyo.

Track Improvements between Bluff and Neelyville

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass with trains operating more efficiently as a result of the more than $3 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its line from Poplar Bluff-to-Neelyville, Mo.

Track Improvements to Its Excelsior to Allerton

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass with trains operating more efficiently as a result of more than $4 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Allerton, Iowa, line.

$6 Million for Track Improvements from Kansas City

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass as a result of more than $6 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Kansas City to Jefferson City line. The track improvements will allow trains to operate more efficiently on the route.

$4 Million for West Chicago Line

Motorists will spend less time at crossings waiting for trains to pass as a result of $4 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific Railroad to its West Chicago Line.

$8 Million for Northeast Illinois Line

Motorists will spend less time waiting at crossings for trains to pass as a result of $8 million in track improvements being made by Union Pacific Railroad to its Northeast Illinois line.

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