Abraham Lincoln's vision to create a transcontinental railroad took shape when he signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012.
"Abraham Lincoln's expectations were high. What he thought would be a means to settle the West and build commerce has become the infrastructure that moves the American economy and virtually everything that touches us in our daily lives. Not even Lincoln could have envisioned the railroad we have today, but he would be proud."
-- Jim Young, Union Pacific Chairman