Union Pacific Urges Hunters to Avoid Railroad Right Of Way

Omaha, Neb., October 09, 2007 – Union Pacific Railroad urges hunters to avoid the railroad's right of way this hunting season.

"Last year, 517 people died while trespassing on the property of railroads throughout the United States," said Dennis Jenson, assistant vice president-chief of police. "As hunters head outdoors this year, we want to remind them that walking on 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."

Through August 2007, 26,461 people have been caught trespassing on Union Pacific Railroad property. Trespassers on the railroad's right of way are subject to arrest for violating trespassing laws and can face jail time and a fine. 

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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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