Union Pacific Reminds Pedestrians and Motorists to Travel Safely During 2006 Pendleton Roundup

Omaha, Neb., September 12, 2006 – With thousands expected at this year’s Pendleton Roundup, Union Pacific Railroad is reminding pedestrians and motorists to use extra caution when crossing tracks near the Pendleton Convention Center.

Attendees are urged to follow these important safety guidelines:

  • Never walk along tracks and only cross tracks at designated pedestrian roadway crossings. Observe and obey all warning signs and signals.
  • When waiting for a train to pass at a multiple track crossing, watch out for a second train approaching from either direction on other tracks.
  • Flashing red lights signal that a train is approaching from either direction. Fines can be levied for failing to obey these signals.
  • Never walk around or behind lowered gates at a crossing, and do not cross the tracks until lights have stopped flashing and it is safe to do so.
  • Trains cannot stop quickly. It can take a fully loaded freight train more than a mile to stop.
  • Always expect a train at a crossing.

Union Pacific Railroad Police will be on hand during the roundup to encourage safe behavior around the convention center.

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.

For more information, contact Mark Davis (402) 544-5459.

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