Union Pacific's Magazines
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Union Pacific Magazine
Union Pacific Magazine was discontinued during the Depression. During war years and the 1950s the company issued what were called the "Pink Bulletins" which carried info for travel promotion and some employee news. (John Bromley)
Union Pacific Magazine was first published in January 1922. (Thornton Waite)
The Seattle Public Library has the Union Pacific Magazine for the years 1924-32.
(All issues for 1968 through 1989 have been examined, and items pertaining to Utah have been added to the appropriate pages at UtahRails. These magazines are an important resource, at least through the late 1970s when it became much more of a public relations tool rather than an informational resource. Researchers are encouraged to find their own copies and examine them looking for items concerning their own Union Pacific region of interest.)
The first issue of INFO magazine (Volume 1, Number 1) was in November 1968. The first issue of INFO was four pages and included coverage of the formal opening of Bailey Yard for eastbound trains in North Platte, Nebraska, on October 25, 1968.
The first four issues were four pages. The following six issues were six pages, and the last two issues of Volume 1 were eight pages. The first six issues of Volume 2 were also eight pages, at which time it expanded to 12 pages. The change in format in mid 1971 brought with it an expanded page count to 24 pages.
In the information block included with every issue, the full name was given as INFOrmation, published monthly by the Department of Public Relations, Union Pacific Railroad Company. The time period for this title was from the first issue in 1968, through to the change in format in mid 1971. During this period the title banner included "Employes Information Letter."
In March 1983, following the merger of UP, MP and WP, the three companies' magazines were combined into a single new magazine called InfoNews, with a new Volume 1, Number 1 issue.
In October 1984, the name was changed back from InfoNews to Info magazine.
With the March-April 1999 issue (Volume 17, Number 2), Info magazine became available digitally on UP's web sites.
Info magazine was published until at least the Fall 2000 issue (Volume 18, Number 3), with one report saying it was published until 2001.
Western Pacific Magazines
Western Pacific's employee magazine was called Mileposts, and was published from August 1949 until March 1983.
Missouri Pacific Magazines
Missouri Pacific's employee magazine was called Missouri Pacific Lines, published as a magazine until late 1962.
Missouri Pacific's employee newspaper started in early 1963 as Mopac News. Published until Volume 57, Number 2, February 1983, at which time it was combined with UP's Info, to create the new InfoNews.