Union Pacific Railroad Makes Improvements to South San Antonio Railyard

Omaha, Neb., February 15, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad is spending $8.3 million on track improvements in its South San Antonio railyard.

These improvements are part of the track work Union Pacific is planning to accomplish in 2005 within a 50-mile radius of San Antonio.

"Our investments in track help Union Pacific operate safely in the community as well as operate more efficiently for our customers, including the 166 we serve in San Antonio," said Shane Keller, Union Pacific's San Antonio Service Unit general superintendent.

Crews will:

  • Replace and install 32,000 ties;
  • Replace nearly 13 miles of rail;
  • Spread 6,675 tons of rock ballast and
  • Replace 16 switches that guide rail cars from one track to another.

The improvement project began in January and is scheduled to be completed in July.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. A strong focus on quality and a strategically advantageous route structure enable the company to serve customers in critical and fast growing markets. It is a leading carrier of low-sulfur coal used in electrical power generation and has broad coverage of the large chemical-producing areas along the Gulf Coast. With competitive long-haul routes between all major West Coast ports and eastern gateways, and as the only railroad to serve all six major gateways to Mexico, Union Pacific has the premier rail franchise in North America.

For further information, contact Mark Davis at office (402) 544-5459 or cell (402) 203-0964.

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