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This is an ORIGINAL UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD Pictorial POST CARD.

It's colorful and has a textured feel to it. It features

THE COLORADO ROCKIES

The view is typical of the mountain scenery in the Centennial State. Colorado contains most of the 14,000 foot peaks in the United States.

This postcard produced by the Union Pacific Train company, captures the beauty of this wonder. Beautiful colors on one side the UNION PACIFIC Logo on the other great for the railroad or nature lover!

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MORE INFO ON UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD: The Union Pacific Railroad ( UP) ( : UNP ), iis the largest network in the . is president, CEO and Chairman.

UP's route map covers most of the central and western United States west of and . As of 2005, UP operates on 32,426 miles (52,185 km) of track, of which it owns outright 26,949 miles (43,370 km), both numbers representing the highest amount of any railroad currently operating in the United States. It has achieved this size thanks to purchasing a large number of other railroads, notably the , , , , and the (including the ). Currently, Union Pacific owns 26% of while owns the remaining 74%.

UP's chief railroad competitor is the , which covers much of the same territory History

The Union Pacific Railroad was incorporated on July 1, 1862 in the wake of the . Under the guidance of its dominant stockholder Dr. Thomas Clark Durant, the namesake of the city of Durant, Iowa, the first rails were laid in . They were part of the railroads that came together at , in 1869 as the . Subsequently, UP took over three -built roads: the extending south from , to , the extending south from Salt Lake City into the , and the extending north from Ogden into ; and it built or absorbed local lines that gave it access to and to , and the . It acquired the (originally called the Union Pacific, Eastern Division, though in essence a separate railroad). It also owned narrow gauge trackage into the heart of the Colorado Rockies and a standard gauge line south from Denver across into (both parts of the ).

, which later became , approximately 250 miles (400km) west of , , in October 1866. The train in the background awaits the party of Eastern , newspapermen, and other prominent figures invited by the railroad executives.

UP was entangled in the of 1872. Its early troubles led to during the 1870s, the result of which was reorganization of the Union Pacific Railroad as the Union Pacific Railway on January 24, 1880, with its dominant stockholder being . The new company also declared bankruptcy, in 1893, but emerged on July 1, 1897, reverting to the original name, Union Pacific Railroad. Such minor changes in corporate titles were a common result of reorganization after bankruptcy among American railroads. This period saw the UP sell off some of its holdings; the Union Pacific Railway, Central Branch became the Central Branch of the and the Southern Branch was acquired by the newly-incorporated in 1870. However, the UP soon recovered, and was strong enough to take control of (SP) in 1901 and then was ordered in 1913 by the to surrender control of the same. UP also founded the resort in in 1936, the UP engineering department in Omaha designed the first ski that summer. The Missouri Pacific and Missouri Kansas Texas both came back into the UP fold in the 1980s. In 1996, UP finally acquired SP in a transaction envisioned nearly a century earlier.

The headquarters of UP has been in , , since its inception. Currently they are housed in the , completed in 2003. Other important UP facilities in Omaha have included the and the . Union Pacific Corporation

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In 1986 UP purchased , a fairly major less-than-truckload shipping carrier. UP divested itself of Overnite Trucking through an in 2004.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, UP purchased several non-railroad companies, such as of , , and , but by 2000, following the appointment of as CEO, it had divested itself of all non-railroad properties except for Overnite Trucking, and its holding company for logistical technology, .

The Union Pacific Corporation (not the railroad itself) was located in , until 1997, when Richard K. Davidson announced that it was moving to in September of that year. Two years later, on the sale of Skyway and the impending divestiture of Overnite, the UP corporate headquarters moved to Omaha to join the headquarters of the railroad. Current trackage

Primarily concentrated west of the , UP directly owns and operates track in 23 U.S. states: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and . For administrative purposes, its network is divided into 21 ?service units?: Chicago, Council Bluffs, Commuter Operations, Denver, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Livonia, Los Angeles, North Little Rock, North Platte, Portland, Roseville, San Antonio, Saint Louis, Tucson, Twin Cities, Utah, and Wichita. Each ?service unit? is further divided into many different subdivisions, which represent segments of track ranging from 300-mile (480 km) mainlines to 10-mile (16 km) branch-lines.

Not including second, third, and fourth main line trackage, yard trackage, and siding trackage, UP directly operated some 36,206 miles (58,364 kilometers) of track, as of March 24, 2000. When the additional tracks are counted, however, the amount of track that it has direct control over rises to 54,116 miles (87,091 kilometers).

UP has also been able to reach agreements with competing railroads, mostly , that allow the railroad to operate its own trains with its own crews on hundreds of miles of competing railroads? main tracks.

Furthermore, due to the practice of locomotive leasing and sharing undertaken by the , UP locomotives occasionally show up on competitors' tracks throughout the , and most recently, . Real estate holdings

Union Pacific Railroad is the largest landholder west of the Mississippi River and is second only to the United States government in overall landholdings within the United States. Yards and facilities

Because of the large size of UP, hundreds of yards throughout its rail network are needed to effectively handle the daily transport of goods from one place to another. To reduce overall emissions, Union Pacific is acquiring a new generation of environmentally friendly locomotives for use in Los Angeles basin rail yards.

Some of the more prominent rail facilities in UP?s system include:

The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility in , serving the ports of and .

, the largest railroad in the world, located in .

The in Oregon.

J.R. Davis Yard, the largest rail facility on the United States? west coast, in .

Jenks Shop, one of the largest locomotive overhaul and maintenance facilities in the world, located in .

Global III Intermodal Facility, a critical interchange hub and loading/unloading terminal for shipments moving through the metropolitan area, in .

Mira Loma Terminal in , the principal distribution center for Chrysler and Ford in Southern California

Union Pacific Dallas Intermodal Terminal, a massive $80 million expansion of the railroad's transportation hub outside of , .

Union Pacific San Antonio Intermodal Terminal is a $90 million state-of-the-art intermodal terminal under construction in and is expected to be complete in 2008.

Active hump yards

work by using a small hill over which cars are pushed, before being released down a slope and switched automatically into cuts of cars, ready to be made into outbound trains. UP's active humps include:

- Proviso Yard

- Davidson Yard

- Hinkle Yard

- Englewood Yard

- Neff Yard

-North Little Rock Yard

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- Davis Yard

-West Colton Yard

Union Pacific Police Department

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and his gang held up a Union Pacific train, this posse was organized to give chase. L to R: Standing, Unidentified; On horse, George Hiatt, T. Kelliher, Joe Lefors, H. Davis, S. Funk, Thomas Jefferson Carr.

Like most other major railroads, Union Pacific maintains a functioning police department staffed with Special Agents with jurisdiction over crimes against the railroad. Special Agents have federal and state arrest powers and can enforce laws even off railroad property in most states where the railroad operates. Special Agents typically investigate major incidents such as derailments, sabotage, grade crossing accidents, and hazardous material accidents and minor issues such as trespassing on the railroad right of way, vandalism/graffiti, and theft of company property or customer product.

Special Agents often coordinate with local, state, and federal law enforcement on issues concerning the railroad and are dispatched nationally through UP Headquarters in Omaha. The UP Police Department and the term "Special Agent" were models for the when it was created in 1907.

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COLORADO ROCKIES Original UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
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