Union Pacific Makes Track Improvements to Its Central Wisconsin Line

The Railroad is Investing More Than $9 Million in Track Maintenance Between Adams and Lebanon, Wis.

Omaha, Neb., August 19, 2008 – Union Pacific Railroad is investing $9.1 million this year in track improvements between Adams and Lebanon, Wis., that will benefit motorists in two ways: smoother crossings and less time waiting for trains to pass as they operate through the area more efficiently.

When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed 77,000 ties, spread 30,000 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and replaced the road surfaces at 41 crossings.  Work began on these projects August 13 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. 

During 2008, Union Pacific plans to invest a total of $3.1 billion for capital projects that include $1.6 billion earmarked to maintain and strengthen the track infrastructure across its more than 32,300-mile system.  This extensive investment in the railroad's track helps ensure Union Pacific has the capability to offer quality, safe and cost-effective service to meet our customers' current and future transportation needs.

Since 2003, Union Pacific has invested $73.4 million for capitol projects in Wisconsin, with $5 million spent in 2007.

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Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.

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