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California Agencies Get an Inside View of Rail Safety

Posted February 25, 2015 5:03 p.m. CST

"Come on and walk with me," Union Pacific Hazardous Materials Manager Michael Villa-Real said to the crowd of news media gathered next to a small fleet of high-tech equipment assembled outside the California State Railroad Museum. "This equipment is all part of our recovery mission."

The Feb. 24 event brought together safety experts, railroad officials and oil and chemical industry representatives to discuss rail safety and emergency response programs associated with moving crude oil by rail.

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Pullman History Honored with National Monument

Feb. 20, 2015 2:25 p.m. CST

Built in the 1880s as an industrial town for the Pullman Company, the historic district highlights both the promise of American opportunity and the struggles for civil rights and fair labor standards.

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I Am My Brother's Keeper

Feb. 13, 2015 8:00 a.m. CST

Union Pacific has a goal of zero crossing incidents - because even one is too many. But people continue to use railroad property as a short cut, or they make bad decisions at crossings.

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Lessons from CHIberia Help Ease Storm's Impact

Feb. 03, 2015 9:00 a.m. CST

As soon as the ice began to melt after last year's brutal Chicago winter, Union Pacific forces began planning and preparing for this year's storms.

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Following His Calling to Train and Protect

Jan. 26, 2015 10:50 a.m. CST

Growing up as a volunteer firefighter, Union Pacific's Ben Salo learned why emergency responders are passionate about their work. Today he is part of a team that coaches fire departments across the country on how to prevent railroad disasters.

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