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Union Pacific Index Page

Index For This Page

This page was last updated on August 23, 2020.

Union Pacific In Utah -- A history of the construction and operation of all of Union Pacific's lines in Utah, including descriptions and abandonments of its many branchlines in the state.

Union Pacific Corporate History -- A brief narrative of Union Pacific's corporate history, with full company names and dates, including the following major subsidiaries, leased to UP in 1936. (Alphabetic listing of predecessor and subsidiary railroads)

Union Pacific, Not In Utah -- An index page for Union Pacific predecessor and subsidiaries, not in Utah.

Union Pacific After 1936 -- A brief review of changes in Union Pacific's organization that took effect on January 1, 1936.


Diesel Locomotives -- Information about Union Pacific's diesel and turbine locomotives.

Steam Locomotives -- Information about UP's steam locomotives.

Heritage Locomotive Fleet -- An index page for UP's Heritage Fleet of steam locomotives and diesel locomotives.

Motive Power timeline -- Full chronologies for Union Pacific's motive power, from 1915 to 2001:

Freight Cars -- Information about Union Pacific's freight cars.

Passenger Cars -- Information about Union Pacific's steel and Streamliner passenger cars, from 1909 through the last new cars in 1964, and the Heritage Fleet equipment UP uses today for its various excursions and special operations.

Heritage Passenger Car Fleet -- Information about UP's Heritage Fleet of passenger cars.

Company Cars -- Non-passenger equipment with UPP reporting marks.

Roadway Equipment -- Roster listings of UP's 900000 series Roadway equipment, UP's name for equipment assigned to maintenance of way; includes listings for snow plows, cranes and derricks, Jordan spreaders, and converted former passenger cars.

Cabooses -- Information about Union Pacific's wooden and steel cabooses, plus three photo albums of UP 25007, a steel CA-3 caboose.

Motor Cars -- Information about Union Pacific motor cars, including McKeen motor cars, EMC motor cars, and Brill motor cars.

Distillate Fuel -- Information about what distillate fuel was, and how Union Pacific used it to replace gasoline in its motor cars.

Equipment Record -- Information about Union Pacific's equipment record, the railroad's own record for its own equipment.

GTE Tenders -- Information about tenders that Union Pacific used on its 4500 and 8500 horsepower GTE locomotives.

Heritage Fleet Water Cars -- Information about the retired GTE tenders assigned to UP's steam program and Heritage Fleet.

Equipment Trusts -- Information about equipment trusts used by Union Pacific to purchase locomotives and rolling stock. (under construction; research continues)

UP Shops -- Information about UP's locomotive and car repair shops. (under construction; research continues)

Painting, Lettering and Numbering

Painting, Lettering & Numbering -- An index page of painting and lettering used by Union Pacific on its equipment and buildings.

Other Union Pacific Information

UP Passenger Trains -- Brief summaries of a few of the named non-Streamliner passenger trains operated by Union Pacific. (incomplete; research continues)

UP Steam Schedules -- Information about Union Pacific's excursions and trips with its historic steam locomotives, UP 844 and UP 3985; covers 2003 through 844's removal from service in July 2013, including 3985's removal from service in September 2010.

Union Pacific Buses -- Information about Union Pacific's three bus subsidiary companies, Union Pacific Stages, Inc.; Interstate Transit Lines; and Union Pacific Stage Co.

UP's Calendars -- Information about Union Pacific's annual color calendar, available starting in 1940.

UP Common Standards -- Information about Union Pacific's Common Standards, taken from an 811-page book from the collection of Robert Langer. (See also: An online album containing 900 images from the Union Pacific Common Standards book, as well as other similar items.)

Union Pacific Computers -- Information about the use of computers on Union Pacific, which started in 1954.

UP Form 70 -- Information about UP's Form 70, "List of Agencies, Stations, Equipment, Etc." -- Descriptive listings of all agencies, stations, locomotives and locomotive service facilities, and passenger and freight equipment, along with listings of officials, managers, physicians, hospitals and time inspectors.

UP Freight Trains -- Information about some of the dedicated freight trains operated by Union Pacific, with the focus being operations in the 1950s.

UP ICC Valuations -- A brief summary and background for Union Pacific's accounting department, and the valuation effort.

UP Yards -- Information about UP's switch yards, all across the system. (Current through 2002 only)

UP Depots -- Information about UP's depots in Utah and other locations.

Bridges and Buildings -- Information about UP's bridges and buildings. (under construction; research continues)

Union Pacific's B-17 -- An article about Union Pacific's Boeing B-17 Heavy Bomber that flew in World War II.

Union Pacific Miniature Train -- Information about UP's "956" miniature train. (See also: Union Pacific's Parade Trains, by Don Strack; UPHS The Streamliner, Volume 21, Number 3, Summer 2007)

Union Pacific Presidents -- Brief summaries of the men who were leaders at Union Pacific, including UPRR President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, as well as similar positions with Union Pacific Corporation.

Union Pacific MP&M Men -- Brief biographical information about the men in UP's Motive Power & Machinery department (under construction).

Union Pacific Magazines -- Information about the magazines published by Union Pacific, including Union Pacific Magazine and Info. (under construction)

Union Pacific Timetables -- An index page for PDF versions of UP public and employee timetables.

Union Pacific Districts -- Information about the organizational changes made by Union Pacific in 1936-1937 as a result of the Unification of 1936. The changes included the creation of four districts: Eastern District; Central District; Northwestern District; and Southwestern District.

Union Pacific Videos -- An index page that includes links to videos about Union Pacific.

Rail Views -- Information about a series of videos produced by Union Pacific in 1993 to 1996, for distribution to employee groups.

Rails Across America -- Text of "Rails Across America," a pamphlet published in March 1988 with brief histories of UP and MP, and chronologies of UP, MP and WP.

Hanna and Granger, Wyoming, and Aspen Tunnel -- Timelines and other information about these three important locations on UP in Wyoming.

Wyuta Wreck -- Information about the wreck at Wyuta, Wyoming, on November 12, 1951


Union Pacific Photo Albums at UtahRails


Great Big Rollin' Railroad - Union Pacific Railroad's theme song from the late 1970s to mid 1980s.

UP's 4-12-2 Steam Locomotive - Howard Fogg's recording of a Union Pacific-type 4-12-2.

Music Video

Lifeline To The Country -- UP's music video from 1990, about two brothers who dreamed of working for Union Pacific, including some background to the making of the video.