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Illinois & Union Pacific Officials Announce Passenger Service

Posted April 14, 2014 9:25 a.m. CDT

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, welcomes UP President and Chief Operating Officer Lance Fritz at a ceremony in Rockford April 10 where agencies announced new passenger service that will connect Rockford to Chicago. BLET Chairman Paul Piekarski, center left, and Amtrak Senior Director Ray Lang, look on.

Passenger service returns to Rockford, Ill., in 2015 after a 34-year absence.

Union Pacific has been working with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Transportation to develop passenger service from Chicago to Elgin, Huntley, Belvidere and Rockford beginning in the spring of 2015. The project was announced at a ceremony held in Rockford April 10.

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'UP's Biggest Fan' Gets the Ride of His Life

Apr. 10, 2014 9:56 a.m. CDT

The tale of Jacob and AJ is much more than the story of a rail fan and one employee.

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Public Opinion Sought as UP Police Department Seeks CALEA Accreditation

Apr. 04, 2014 7:45 a.m. CDT

UP strives to achieve the prestigious recognition of CALEA accreditation, and asks the communities where we live and serve to offer input.

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Enthusiasm, Expertise Surrounds Big Boy Restoration

Apr. 03, 2014 9:00 a.m. CDT

Ed Dickens and a team of Union Pacific steam specialists prepare for the "Holy Grail of steam locomotive restorations."

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UC-Davis Engineering Students Receive Real-Life Rail Perspective

Apr. 02, 2014 10:00 a.m. CDT

Members of the Engineering Clubs at the University of California-Davis recently visited UP's JR Davis Yard in Roseville, and were surprised to learn about the extent of opportunities.

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