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Four all-time-best financial marks highlight UP's strong second quarter.

The diversity of its commodity groups and a big post-winter business boost helped Union Pacific Corp. set four all-time quarterly financial records in the second quarter.The new high-water marks include operating revenue, which climbed 10 percent to $6 billion; operating income, which jumped 17 percent to $2.2 billion; diluted earnings, which ballooned 21 percent to $1.43 per share; and the operating ratio (OR), which improved 2.2 points to 63.5 compared with second-quarter 2013 results. 263 more words

Railroads

Northern Border Crossings

As a detail to add to the logistical maps we put up a little while ago, we put together all major border crossings from the PRC and Russia into the DPRK. 588 more words

Iron

The Woman at the Railroad Museum

I love to write and some of my poetry is more like a story, in a poetry format. This may be breaking literary rules but I think it works! 280 more words

Federal Regulation of Railroads During U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s First Term (1901-1905): The Elkins Act

As discussed in a prior post, a major issue for President Theodore Roosevelt in his first term was whether and how to enhance federal regulation of railroads and other companies engaged in interstate commerce. 1,664 more words

History

Metro Reaches Tysons Corner . . . Finally

Guest post by Zachary M. Schrag

Measure twice, cut once, is good advice for carpenters and tailors. It’s even better advice for transportation planners, whose decisions can shape metropolitan regions for generations. 611 more words

Current Affairs

I suppose the worst part of being buried under the ground is not being able to breathe. Only I don’t  suppose you’ve ever had that feeling–not being able to catch your breath.

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