Licensing Income Supports Union Pacific History
Omaha, Neb., August 1, 2006 Union Pacific's trademark licensing program protects the integrity of the names and trademarks owned by Union Pacific by controlling commercial use of those marks. As a result of growth in the program and in response to suggestions from model railroaders and railroad historical societies, Union Pacific will allocate income generated by the licensing program to support UP's Heritage programs, including the railroad's steam program, heritage passenger fleet and museum.
Union Pacific's commitment to preserve railroad history began in the 1920s when UP President Carl Gray called on employees and retirees to help create the Union Pacific Museum.
"President Gray’s foresight created the oldest corporate museum in the nation and laid the foundation for Union Pacific's longstanding commitment to preserving railroad heritage," said Bob Turner, senior vice president – Corporate Relations. "Union Pacific has moved far beyond the museum envisioned by President Gray. We now maintain the most prestigious operating steam program in the nation, an unsurpassed fleet of historic passenger cars, and six new heritage locomotives painted to honor legendary railroads."
Union Pacific has licensed dozens of manufacturers to produce and distribute items bearing the company's trademarks, including Union Pacific products that are available at retailers including Urban Outfitters, Wal-Mart and Target.
Jobs at Union Pacific
Currently, Union Pacific has job openings at many locations throughout its 23-state operating system. Opportunities are available in train service, skilled disciplines (e.g., diesel mechanics and electricians) and management. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.up.com and click on "Jobs at UP."
About Union Pacific
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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