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Union Pacific Celebrates "Battle Born" Nevada

Posted September 2, 2014 3:21 p.m. CDT

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval greets children of Battle Mountain, Nevada, after their traditional Basque dance. Battle Mountain was just one of the stops for the Battle Born Express.

Union Pacific was a fledgling railroad in 1864, the year Nevada became a state, but the connection between the railroad and the state is a strong one that not everyone knows.

The railroad was formed in 1862, the result of President Abraham Lincoln signing the Pacific Railway Act. Nevada, a territory short on population, and not yet having Congressional support, was rushed to statehood in 1864 so the state could throw its three electoral votes behind the re-election of that same president.

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Proviso Proves Itself with International Audience

Aug. 22, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT

African Delegation visits Union Pacific Proviso Yard to see first hand "how we railroad in America."

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UP Employees Reach Out with Back to School Barbecue

Aug. 13, 2014 9:16 a.m. CDT

Yard Center Intermodal employees in Dolton, Illinois, held a Back to School Barbecue to collect school supplies and raise funds for Bryant Elementary School in Harvey, Illinois.

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Funds Support Veteran Services Center

Aug. 12, 2014 4:54 p.m. CDT

Honoring the significant presence of military veterans in the UP workforce, the Union Pacific Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bellevue University Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC).

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Rail Pride and Science Connect at Mutec

Aug. 08, 2014 2:22 p.m. CDT

Union Pacific has been working with the Technological Museum of the Federal Electricity Commission (Mutec) on a restoration and preservation program to restore several pieces of equipment.

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