Union Pacific Urges Hunters to Avoid Railroad Right of Way

Omaha, Neb., October 16, 2006 – Union Pacific Railroad urges hunters to avoid the railroad’s right of way this hunting season.

"So far this year, 102 people have died while trespassing on railroad property," said Dennis Jenson, chief of police for Union Pacific. "As hunters head outdoors this year, we want to remind them that walking along the railroad’s right of way is extremely dangerous because you never know when a train will come along. It is also against the law."

Trespassers on the railroad’s right of way are subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws and can face jail time and a fine. "Safety is a priority. We issue citations and/or arrest trespassers because we are trying to protect people from getting hurt or killed," Jenson said.

To date, 25,752 people have been caught trespassing on railroad property and 9,686 have either been arrested or issued a citation.

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.unionpacific.jobs.

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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