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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


Union Pacific to upgrade lines in Illinois, Wisconsin

By month’s end, Union Pacific Railroad expects to complete upgrades on a line between Pinckneyville and Mount Vernon, Ill.

The $5.5 million project began June 22. 108 more words


Meandering through the little city of Guadalupe and a better view of the GIANT sand dunes

I love to meander.

Frequently while aimlessly exploring I’ll stumble upon a town I’ve known in name only.  California is a very large state, and I may know ABOUT a region or ABOUT a city or town, but if I’ve read something interesting I want to see for myself. 644 more words


Cities May Have To Foot Part Of Bill For Tarrant County Rail Expansion

TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – When looking at North Texas traffic and congestion it’s not only area highways that need new lanes. One railroad is planning a major expansion in Tarrant County. 532 more words


Tempted, Tried and Tested

During the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, an elaborate trestle bridge was built across a large canyon in the Rockie Mountains. Wanting to test the bridge, the chief engineer loaded a train with enough extra cars and equipment to double its normal payload, drove it onto the bridge and left it there a whole day. 99 more words

Trials And Testings

Buses to Replace Texas Eagle Segment

The Texas Eagle will not operate in Texas between Fort Work and San Antonio for two months with buses providing substitute transportation.

The service interruption is due to track work being performed by Union Pacific and by BNSF Railway. 37 more words

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William Hedke and Family

William Hedke was born on 16 Jul 1843 in Posen, Prussia, Germany and died 30 Jan 1891 at Randolph, KS.  He married on 12 Dec 1867 Ernestina Hoefner, who was the daughter of Julius and Augusta Hoefner.  344 more words