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Union Pacific Railroad Unveils Commemorative 150th Anniversary Merchandise

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Omaha, Neb., December 07, 2011 – Rail fans will be able to purchase commemorative Union Pacific Railroad 150th anniversary merchandise beginning today as the railroad kicks off its year-long sesquicentennial celebration.

More than 50 items are available as part of the collection including apparel, hats, gifts and collectibles. The 150th anniversary-themed merchandise contains a specially designed logo. Among the items available are:

  • Replica railroad wall clocks;
  • Hand-numbered locomotive-shaped cookie jars;
  • Elegant crystal locomotive replicas;
  • Custom die cast key chains;
  • Snow globes that play the Great Big Rolling Railroad music from 1970s-era Union Pacific television commercials;
  • Buffalo hide leather padfolios;
  • 2012 commemorative calendars;
  • Lapel pins;
  • Travel and outdoor gear; and
  • Shirts and caps.

Items can be purchased via the Web at Select items are available in the Union Pacific company store located at the corporate headquarters building at 1400 Douglas Street in Omaha.

Additional items will be unveiled throughout 2012.

About Union Pacific

One of America's iconic companies, Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012. Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1,1862, creating the original Union Pacific. Today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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