When East met West, Union Pacific Railroad was there. The principal operating subsidiary of Union Pacific was chartered by Congress in 1862 to build part of the first transcontinental rail line. Today, it is one of North America's largest railroads, providing freight transportation over 32,000 route miles of track across the western two-thirds of the US. It links every major West Coast and Gulf Coast port and provides service to the east through major gateways in Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans. Union Pacific Railroad is the nation's largest hauler of chemicals and one of the largest intermodal carriers.
Union Pacific Railroad's serves all six major gateways to Mexico and connects with Canada's rail systems as well.
Although its primary role is transporting freight, the company also runs a commuter train operation in Chicago and its suburbs.
Sales and Marketing
In addition to chemical manufacturers and intermodal companies, Union Pacific Railroad serves a customer base that includes steamship lines, vehicle manufacturers, agricultural companies, and utilities.
The company has been installing the new technology along its tracks, upgrading locomotives to work with the new systems, and adding digital data communications equipment.