Union Pacific Coal Loadings Set New Records for September

Omaha, Neb., October 04, 2007 – Today, Union Pacific (UP) announced that it delivered 17.1 million tons of coal out of Wyoming’s Southern Powder River Basin (SPRB) in September, making it the best September on record. 

The company also announced the following monthly SPRB coal delivery records:

  • A record 1,114 coal trains were loaded in September, the first time UP has loaded more than 1,100 trains in a 30-day month.
  • A daily average of 37.13 trains loaded in the SPRB in September versus the previous daily average record of 36.96 trains loaded in February 2005. 
  • A single-day loading record of 45 trains in September versus the previous one-day record of 44 trains in January 2007.
  • A consecutive seven-day record set during the last week of September with 278 trains loaded, versus the previous consecutive seven-day record of 271 trains in August 2007.

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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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